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Sea Breeze Features, Examples and Screenshots

The linked pages illustrate screenshots of a number of maps prepared with Sea Breeze for World Wind. The zoom levels were selected to produce uniform images containing the desired information. Larger or smaller images can be prepared, depending on individual needs. Additionally, Sea Breeze contains many maps not demonstrated here (over 600 in total). The included maps and overlays may be combined with one another, with built-in World Wind imagery and layers, or with compatible, third-party addons.

Windows Media Video presentation of Sea Breeze features.

Bathymetry and Topography

Sea Breeze includes the color Ochre, Olive and Ultramarine and grayscale Charcoal shaded relief maps from PanglossTech's Shaded Relief add-on. These maps are derived from the best publicly 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.


Geology and Geophysics

Sea Breeze 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.



Sea Breeze explores many physical, chemical and biological characteristics of the marine world. 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 Sea Breeze. Air temperature and pressure maps are provided along with wind speeds and direction. Precipitation, cloud cover and sea ice are also included.


Climate Change

Sea Breeze contains several datasets that are useful in the study and understanding of the processes associated with climate change. It includes 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 depicted.