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Voyage To Inner Space - Exploring the Seas With NOAA Collect
Catalog of Images

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Sea surface temperatures observed in the Greenland Sea during the German North Polar Expedition of 1869. In: Petermann's Geographische Mittheilungen , Plate 18, 1869. Showing isotherms, the course of the German Expedition in the summer of 1868, the courses of the ALBERT and BIENENKORB in 1869 and the extent of sea ice encountered by various cruises.
1869
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Map of the Northwest Coast of North America produced by William H. Dall of the U.S. Coast Survey. Published in German in Petermann's Geographische Mittheilungen in 1869. Plate 19.
1869
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Unpublished smooth sheet of Current Observations taken o the U.S.C.S. Schooner HUMBOLDT between San Francisco and the Aleutian Islands 1871-1872. Observations made by William H. Dall. Includes graphical comparison of air temperature and sea surface temperature, notation on winds, and current direction and velocity.
1872
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Russian language chart of hydrographic survey of Barents Sea Russia in vicinity of Kola Peninsula from Longitude 29 E to 40 E and Latitudes 70 30 N to 68 N. Various communications parameters such as telegraph lines and postal stations are also shown. Chart produced by L. L. Breitfus.
1902
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Russian Chart of Bering Strait showing Cape Prince of Wales and Port Clarence area. Cape Vostochniy is the easternmost point of Russia and Asia while today's Cape Prince of Wales is the easternmost point of North America.
1849
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"Hydrographical Chart of the Arctic Regions Including the Late Discoveries of Captain Ross and Some Original Surveys" by William Scoresby, Junr.
1820
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"Discoveries in the Arctic Sea up to 1854" , western half including Longitude 128 W to 89W. Latitude 79 50 N to 65 40 N. British Hydrographic Office.
1854
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"Discoveries in the Arctic Sea up to 1854" , eastern half including Longitude 96 W to 67 W. Latitude 79 50N to 65 40 N. British Hydrographic Office.
1854
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"Chart of the North Polar Sea" Republication of Brit. Admty Chart No. 260 by U.S. Navy Hydrographic Office. 1877.
1877
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Blow-up of seal around North Pole area on "Chart of the North Polar Sea" Republication of Brit. Admty Chart No. 260 by U.S. Navy Hydrographic Office. 1877.
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Magnetic Chart of Smith Sound, Kennedy and Robeson Channels North Greenland 1883. Produced by C. A. Schott, Assistant Coast and Geodetic Survey.
1883
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"Arctic Sea -- The Channels of North Baffin Bay, between Greenland and North America" prepared at the U.S. Navy Hydrographic Office February 1884.
1884
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Sheet 1 of Circum-Polar Chart Arctic Sea north of the Pacific Ocean. U.S. Navy Hydrographic Office, 1882. Chart No. 911a.
1882
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"The Arctic Regions with the Tracks of Search Parties and the Progress of Discovery". Produced by the U.S. Navy Bureau of Navigation. 1896.
1896
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The Arctic Regions Comprising the Most Recent Explorations of Robert E. Peary, Fridtjof Nansen, and F. Jackson by Prof. Angelo Heilprin. Produced by the Geographical Society of Philadelphia 1897.
1897
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Map of the Marine Discoveries of Russian Marine Explorers on the Pacific and Ice-covered Sea Made in Different Years." Produced by His Majesty the Czar's Russian Empire Depot of Charts. Chart also based on observations made by foreign marine explorers (Cook, Vancouver, La Perouse, etc.). Photolithograh made by Library of Congress Hall of Maps and Charts in 1898.
1802-1898
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West Coast of North America portion of map described in image map00304.
1802-1898
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A tinted Map of the North Polar Region with one view of Wrangel Island. This is a map produced by William Bauman a lithographic artist. The most recent exploration on the map was that of the VEGA in 1878-1879.
1880 Circa
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"The Arctic Regions Showing Explorations Towards the North Pole" by the J.N. Matthews Co., Buffalo, N.Y.
1907
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"The National Geographic Map of the North Pole Regions" showing discoveries and routes of explorers up to 1907.
1907
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Blowup of North Pole region of "The National Geographic Map of the North Pole Regions" showing discoveries and routes of explorers up to 1907.
1907
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Chart of Route Flown by Lieutenant Commander Richard Evelyn Byrd from Kings Bay , Spitsbergen, to the North Pole on May 9, 1926.
1926
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Russian bathymetric map of an area of the Arctic Ocean sounded by the explorer Carl Weyprecht and by the Dutch vessel WILLEM BARENTS. This map was probably produced in the late 1800's.
1900 circa
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"Hydrographic Map of the Siberian Sea". Although unattributed, this appears to be data acquired during the voyage of the VEGA across the Northeast Passage from northern Europe to the Pacific Ocean 1878-1879. Leader of the Swedish scientific expedition was Nils Adolf Erik Nordenskiold and the captain of the vessel was Louis Palander, a Swedish naval officer.
1879
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"Hydrographic Map of the Kara Sea". Although unattributed, this appears to be data acquired during the voyage of the VEGA across the Northeast Passage be data acquired during the voyage of the VEGA across the Northeast Passage Swedish scientific expedition was Nils Adolf Erik Nordenskiold and the captain of the vessel was Louis Palander, a Swedish naval officer.
1879
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Russian map of Arctic Ocean north of Siberia. Longitude from 120 to 137 East. Latitude from 70 30 N to 74 N. Original map apparently produced sometime after 1884 as that is the latest date found on the map.
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"Physical Map of the Arctic" translated and revised by the American Geographical Society of New York from map in Andree's Handatlas, 8th Edition, 1924. Published by AGS in 1929.
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Stages in the production of the famous basketball bathymetric globe produced by Bruce Heezen and Marie Tharp in their quest to understand the physiography of the seafloor. These models reside in the Library of Congress Geography and Map Division.
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Stages in the production of the famous basketball bathymetric globe produced by Bruce Heezen and Marie Tharp in their quest to understand the physiography of the seafloor. These models reside in the Library of Congress Geography and Map Division.
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Stages in the production of the famous basketball bathymetric globe produced by Bruce Heezen and Marie Tharp in their quest to understand the physiography of the seafloor. These models reside in the Library of Congress Geography and Map Division.
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Stages in the production of the famous basketball bathymetric globe produced by Bruce Heezen and Marie Tharp in their quest to understand the physiography of the seafloor. These models reside in the Library of Congress Geography and Map Division.
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Stages in the production of the famous basketball bathymetric globe produced by Bruce Heezen and Marie Tharp in their quest to understand the physiography of the seafloor. These models reside in the Library of Congress Geography and Map Division.
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Stages in the production of the famous basketball bathymetric globe produced by Bruce Heezen and Marie Tharp in their quest to understand the physiography of the seafloor. These models reside in the Library of Congress Geography and Map Division.
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Continental slope of the western Alaska Beaufort Sea.
Alaska, Beaufort Sea
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The Atlantis Massif or Seamount is bounded to the east by the slow-spreading Mid-Atlantic Ridge, and to the south by the Atlantis Fracture Zone. It rises 14,000 feet from the seafloor and is a bit larger than the Cascade Volcano Mt. Rainier. It was formed by faulting rather than volcanic activity. The Lost City vent field is located near the top on crust that is 1.5 million year old.
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The Mid-Atlantic Ridge hosts numerous hydrothermal vent fields. Logatchev, Rainbow, and Saldahna are underlain by variable mixtures of deeper crustal rocks (gabbro and peridotite) and both Logatchev and Rainbow host high-temp black smokers. The other fields are also black smokers but are hosted on volcanic rocks. Lost City is the only known field composed of carbonate chimneys.
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Generalized cartoon showing the various "layers" of rock that make up the oceanic crust. At Lost City, long-lived faulting has stripped off much of the overlying crust, which has resulted in exposure of peridotite rocks at the surface of the seafloor.
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This map identifies the cruise operations accomplished during the Northeast Lau Response Cruise in 2009. This cruise focused on the eruptive sites at West Mata and the Northeast Lau spreading center. The inset puts the operations area in geographic context. Volcano "O" is a remarkable volcanic caldera.
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Bathymetry of the Kara Sea west of Novaya Zemlya measured in the summer of 1870 by the Norwegian expedition. Published in Petermann's Geographische Mittheilungen, 1871.
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Temperature in the Kara Sea in summer observed in 1869 and 1870. Published in Petermann's Geographische Mittheilungen, 1871.
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Bathymetrical Chart of the Oceans - Showing the "Deeps" according to Sir John Murray. Published in Scottish Geographical Magazine, 1899.
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An overall perspective of the multibeam sonar data collected over the Mid-Cayman Rise by the Okeanos Explorer. The perspective is looking west-north-west, and Mount Dent is seen in the foreground.
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Multibeam 50m grid of the area around Mount Dent collected by the EM302. This and the backscatter image, although generated from the same data file, provide very different information about the same area of the seafloor.
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Overview of the working area in the Cayman Trench from Google Earth (lower right) with an arrow showing a detailed oblique view from Smith and Sandwell data bathymetric data.
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Oblique view of backscatter draped mosaic of two highs, Mount Dent in the background. The backscatter data is draped over a 50m grid multibeam map of the area.
Caribbean Sea centered at 18.33 N 81.83W
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Oblique angle view showing gridded EM102 multibeam bathymetry along Western Galapagos Rift. The spreading center is clearly visible as the narrow valley along the shallowest part of the axis.
Pacific Ocean at Galapagos Rift
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EM102 multibeam map of the tallest seamount in the Paramount Seamount chain.
Pacific Ocean at Galapagos Rift
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A three-dimensional view of the floor of the Mediterranean produced through the auspices of Prince Albert of Monaco in 1917. Published in Revue du Ciel, January 1921, p. 982. The state of knowledge of the Mediterranean Sea at that time.
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Reproduction of the large map of the moon by the Abbe Moreux. Published in Revue du Ciel, July 1921, p. 1094. An example of the surface of the moon being better mapped than the floor of the ocean, a situation that exists to this day.
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Figure 61 from "Popular Astronomy" by Camille Flammarion translated by J. Ellard Gore; published in 1894. An example of the surface of the moon being better mapped than the floor of the ocean, a situation that exists to this day.

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