for World Wind is a large and sweeping
collection of high resolution maps depicting a wide array of oceanic characteristics
Data categories include Bathymetry, Seafloor Features, Geology, Geophysics, Oceanography
This World Wind add-on includes over 600 maps covering
nearly 50 physical, chemical and biological parameters of the world's oceans and seas. The
highest resolution publicly available data is compiled from the leading, most up to date
sources to provide presentation quality analyses.
for World Wind allows you to readily
visualize the complex processes that underlie the behavior of Earth's largest climatic and
biological engine. It is designed to provide a scientific reference source of oceanographic
data, as well as an intuitive interface for the educational exploration of oceanic
includes the color Ochre, Olive and Ultramarine and
grayscale Charcoal shaded relief maps from PanglossTech's
add-on. These maps are derived
from the best available global bathymetry datasets and have a maximum resolution of
approximately 1 km (~0.6 miles, or ~30 arc sec). High resolution
bathymetric contours and a highly detailed shoreline are also provided.
identifies over 18,000 geographic features on the seabed. Over
30 categories of items include: seamounts, fracture zones, basins, trenches, ridges, reefs,
islands, seas, gulfs and bays.
provides maps of seafloor earthquake frequency and
depth, tsunamis, tectonic plates and hotspots. Geological maps of crustal properties such as
age, thickness and magnetism are also included.
explores many physical, chemical and biological
characteristics of the marine world (1). The distribution of numerous nutrients and inorganic
ions are depicted at varying depths, from the surface to the ocean bottom. These parameters
include temperature, chlorophyll, oxygen, salinity, phosphate and nitrate, among others.
Ocean currents control the flow of heat and nutrients throughout the marine environment. Maps
are presented that illustrate the major components of this system.
Climatologies of assorted atmospheric phenomena related to oceanic processes are illustrated
by . Air temperature and pressure maps are provided along
with wind speeds and direction. Precipitation, cloud cover and sea ice are also included.
contains maps depicting changes in the heat content
of the oceans over the last 50 years at multiple depths. Coral bleaching conditions in recent
years are also included.
||NASA World Wind v1.4.0 or Later
||14.7 GB Hard Drive Space