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Voyage To Inner Space - Exploring the Seas With NOAA Collect
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Survey track of the Coast Survey Steamer HASSLER on the coast of California showing depth profiles of the continental slope. Survey was run in 1874 and meant "to determine the 500 fathom curve."
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Early attempt to develop the temperature structure of the Barents Sea by the vessel Willem Barentz in 1878.
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Title block: Photograph of George Davidson's Plaster Model of Pacific Coast and Ocean. Model made by Isaac Winston.
1887
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Explanatory note crediting George Davidson and Isaac Winston. Note protrusion offf Cape Mendocino indicating early soundings on the Mendocino Escarpment. Note indication of canyon in Monterey Bay. The Sierra Nevada, the Cascade Volcanoes, Basin and Range Province, the California Central Valley and other features are all shown in this early model.
Pacific Ocean, West Coast United States 1887
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George Davidson' 3d view of the western United States and the continental shelf and slope.
United States and Pacific Ocean 1887 May 24
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Bathymetrical Chart of the Oceans Showing the"Deeps" According to Sir John Murray. Atlantic and Indian Oceans.
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Bathymetrical Chart of the Oceans Showing the"Deeps" According to Sir John Murray. Pacific Ocean.
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"Admiralty Chart of the North Atlantic Ocean showing bathymetrical colouring" by Sir John Murray and R. E. Peake. Incorporating soundings by S.S. Faraday and S.S. Minia 1903 and soundings at the Azores by the Prince of Monaco 1902.
Atlantic Ocean 1904
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Inset maps of Admiralty Chart of the North Atlantic Ocean showing soundings by S.S. Minia 1903 and S.S. Faraday 1903. These soundings were taken with a piano-wire sounding system and represented a number of days work for each ship to acquire soundings of this density in the mid-ocean.
Atlantic Ocean 1903
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From "Depths of the Ocean" - Bathymetrical Chart of the Oceans showing the "Deeps" According to Sir John Murray.
1912
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The major oceanographic expeditions in the Atlantic Ocean up to 1924 by Gerhard Schott.
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The major deep sea regions of the Atlantic Ocean as determined from the bathymetry as envisioned by Gerhard Schott.
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The breakup and separation of continents as envisioned by Alfred Wegener in Gerhard Schott.
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The breakup and separation of continents as envisioned by Alfred Wegener in Gerhard Schott.
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Reproduction of Holmes (1931) figure demonstrating the modern concept of a spreading ocean floor as interpreted by A.A. Meyerhoff.
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Georges Bank Eastern Part Special Chart fo rthe Fishing Industry showing detailed configuration of the bottom. Significantly, this was the first chart produced by the Coast and Geodetic Survey showing an electronic aid to navigation - in this instance, bearings to radio direction finding transmitting stations.
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Georges Bank Western Part Special Chart fo rthe Fishing Industry showing detailed configuration of the bottom. Significantly, this was the first chart produced by the Coast and Geodetic Survey showing an electronic aid to navigation - in this instance, bearings to radio direction finding transmitting stations.
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German map showing most of the major divisions of the oceanic basins including major ridges and basins. This map was produced in 1943 by O. Jessen, fifteen years before Ewing, Heezen, and Tharp surmised the continuity of the oceanic ridge system. Published in Petermanns Geographische Mitteilungen.
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Coast and Geodetic Survey chart of Bay of Fundy to Cape Cod with overlays of bottom characteristics as mapped by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution for the National Research Defense Committee and location of known offshore shipwrecks. This chart was classified "restricted" for purposes of anti-submarine warfare.
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Coast and Geodetic Survey chart Georges Bank to Nantucket Shoals showing bottom characteristics as mapped by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution for the National Research Defense Committee and location of known offshore shipwrecks. This chart was classified "restricted" for purposes of anti-submarine warfare.
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Coast and Geodetic Survey chart Approaches to New York Nantucket Shoals to Five Fathom Bank showing bottom characteristics as mapped by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution for the National Research Defense Committee and location of known offshore shipwrecks. This chart was classified "restricted" for purposes of anti-submarine warfare.
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Coast and Geodetic Survey chart Cape May to Cape Hatteras showing bottom characteristics as mapped by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution for the National Research Defense Committee and location of known offshore shipwrecks. This chart was classified "restricted" for purposes of anti-submarine warfare.
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Coast and Geodetic Survey chart Cape Hatteras to Charleston Light showing bottom characteristics as mapped by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution for the National Research Defense Committee and location of known offshore shipwrecks. This chart was classified "restricted" for purposes of anti-submarine warfare.
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Coast and Geodetic Survey chart Charleston Light to Cape Canaveral showing bottom characteristics as mapped by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution for the National Research Defense Committee and location of known offshore shipwrecks. This chart was classified "restricted" for purposes of anti-submarine warfare.
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Coast and Geodetic Survey chart Cape Canaveral to Key West showing bottom characteristics as mapped by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution for the National Research Defense Committee and location of known offshore shipwrecks. This chart was classified "restricted" for purposes of anti-submarine warfare.
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German map showing most of the major divisions of the oceanic basins including major ridges and basins. This map was produced in 1943 by O. Jessen, fifteen years before Ewing, Heezen, and Tharp surmised the continuity of the oceanic ridge system. Published in Petermanns Geographische Mitteilungen.
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Section of Coast and Geodetic Survey chart No. 116 south of Lake Charles, Louisiana and Port Arthur, Texas, showing salt domes. The C&GS was the first to discover offshore salt domes as the result of surveys conducted with radio- acoustic ranging in the 1930's.
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Section of Bathymetric Chart of the Northwest Pacific showing Philippine Trench, Yap Trench, and Palau Trench bordering Philippine Sea. Japanese Hydrographic Office Bathymetric Chart 6901. Note unique shading and contouring method. 1954.
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Section of Bathymetric Chart of the Northwest Pacific showing Kuril Trench and Aleutian Trench. Japanese Hydrographic Office Bathymetric Chart 6901 published by Geol. Soc. America, interpreted by Robert Dietz.
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Section of Bathymetric Chart of the Northwest Pacific showing Kuril Trench and Emperor Seamount Chain for first time. Chain was named by Robert Dietz. Japanese Hydrographic Office Bathymetric Chart 6901 published by Geol. Soc. America.
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Section of Bathymetric Chart of the Northwest Pacific showing area around Marshall Islands. Note unique contouring and shading. Japanese Hydrographic Office Bathymetric Chart 6901 published by Geol. Soc. America.
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Section of Bathymetric Chart of the Northwest Pacific showing area aound Mariana Trench. Note unique contouring and shading. Japanese Hydrographic Office Bathymetric Chart 6901 published by Geol. Soc. America.
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Section of Bathymetric Chart of the Northwest Pacific showing area aound Philippine Sea. Note unique contouring and shading. Japanese Hydrographic Office Bathymetric Chart 6901 published by Geol. Soc. America.
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Section of Bathymetric Chart of the Northwest Pacific showing area aound Mariana Trench. Note unique contouring and shading. Japanese Hydrographic Office Bathymetric Chart 6901 published by Geol. Soc. America.
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Section of Bathymetric Chart of the Northwest Pacific showing area aound Magellan Seamounts. First use of this name. Japanese Hydrographic Office Bathymetric Chart 6901 published by Geol. Soc. America.
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Section of Bathymetric Chart of the Northwest Pacific showing area aound Japan Trench. Note unique contouring and shading. Japanese Hydrographic Office Bathymetric Chart 6901 published by Geol. Soc. America.
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Title block of Japanese Hydrographic Office Bathymetric Chart 6901 published by Geological Society of America in 1954.
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Map of Gulf of Mexico by Gealy 1956. Data from Coast and Geodetic Survey hydrographic surveys utilizing EPI, the Electronic Position Indicator.
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First map produced from SEAMAP surveys of the United States Coast and Geodetic Survey. This was the first attempt to systematically survey an oceanic basin. The survey grid was on ten mile line spacing and used single beam sounding. The seamounts in the SE corner of this map are now called the Coast and Geodetic Survey Seamount Province.
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An interesting submarine crater on the continental shelf west of Prince of Wales Island. This feature was discovered by the Coast and Geodetic Survey and reported by Nicholas Heck of the C&GS.
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First published indication of the dual-peaked with median valley nature of a mid-ocean ridge. This is the Murray Ridge in the Indian Ocean. 1934 Nature Magazine.
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First published indication of the dual-peaked with median valley nature of a mid-ocean ridge. This is the Murray Ridge in the Indian Ocean. 1934 Nature Magazine.
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Crudely located epicenters of earthquakes published by Nicholas Heck of the Coast and Geodetic Survey in 1927. The correlation of earthquake epicenters with trench areas is beginning to become apparent on this map.
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Crudely located epicenters of earthquakes published by Nicholas Heck of the Coast and Geodetic Survey in 1927. The correlation of earthquake epicenters with trench areas is beginning to become apparent on this map.
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Earthquake epicenter map published in 1937 clearly showing correlation of earthquakes with the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. Map by Nicholas Heck of the United States Coast and Geodetic Survey.
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Map showing earthquake zone through Arctic Ocean correlating with postion of Gakkel Ridge, today known to be a mid-ocean ridge spreading center. Map by Nicholas Heck of the United States Coast and Geodetic Survey.
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1935 map of Earthquake Zones showing correlation with Pacific Ring of Fire, Mid-Atlantic Ridge, and segments of ridge in both Pacific and Indian Oceans. Map produced by Nicholas Heck of the United States Coast and Geodetic Survey.
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Map of deep sea expeditions by Dr. Georg von Boguslawski. Includes tracks of CHALLENGER, GAZELLE, and TUSCARORA with many of the observed depths. In: "Der Tiefsee" by Boguslawski. Library Call Number C/L C67.5 T .
1878
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Map of major marine currents of the world in: "Physical Geography," by Arnold Guyot, 1873. P. 66. Call no. 551.4 G989ph .
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"Tidal Wave in the Three Great Oceans" showing the theorized course of the tides and "The Great River Basins of the World." In: "Physical Geography," by Arnold Guyot, 1873. P. 66. Call no. 551.4 G989ph .

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