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1973: Vol. L, No. 1

Deep Ocean Floor Mapping for Scientific Purposes and the Application of Automatic Cartography

August 11, 2015


Oceanographers require good bathymetric charts. Their specific needs and the extent to which they are met by existing chart series are discussed, and suggestions are made for the future. The problems of contouring sparse data in the oceans are illustrated with reference to the bathymetric chart series of the National Institute of Oceanography, part of which has been published with the aid of automatic cartography.