Title

An improved bathymetric portrayal of the Arctic Ocean: Implications for ocean modeling and geological, geophysical and oceanographic analyses

Abstract

A digital representation of ocean floor topography is essential for a broad variety of geological, geophysical and oceanographic analyses and modeling. In this paper we present a new version of the International Bathymetric Chart of the Arctic Ocean (IBCAO) in the form of a digital grid on a Polar Stereographic projection with grid cell spacing of 2.2 km. The new IBCAO, which has been derived from an accumulated database of available bathymetric data including the recent years of multibeam mapping, significantly improves our portrayal of the Arctic Ocean seafloor.

Publication Date

2008

Journal or Conference Title

Geophysical Research Letters

Volume

35

Pages

L07602

Publisher Place

Washington DC, USA

Publisher

American Geophysical Union Publications

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

10.1029/2008GL033520

Document Type

Journal Article