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Maps of the Seafloor and Beaches

NOAA National Geophysical Data Center (http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/ngdc.html)- The NOAA NESDIS mission is to provide and ensure timely access to global environmental data from satellites and other sources to promote, protect, and enhance the Nation's economy, security, environment, and quality of life. To fulfill its responsibilities NESDIS acquires and manages the Nation's operational environmental satellites, provides data and information services, and conducts related research.

Seafloor Topography from Altimeter Data (http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/mgg/announcements/announce_predict.html)

ETOPO-2 Map of seafloor (http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/mgg/fliers/01mgg04.html)

NGDC Global 5-Minute Map of Land and Ocean (http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/mgg/global/seltopo.html)

International Bathymetric Charts of the Ocean

General Bathymetric Chart of the Ocean (http://www.bodc.ac.uk/projects/gebco)

NOAA General Bathymetric Chart of the Ocean Pages (http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/mgg/gebco)

International Bathymetric Chart of the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico (http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/mgg/ibcca/html/images.htm)

How maps are made from ship and satellite data

Global Bathymetric Prediction for Ocean Modelling and Marine Geophysics (http://topex.ucsd.edu/marine_topo/text/topo.html)

Exploring the Ocean Basins with Satellite Altimeter Data (http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/mgg/bathymetry/predicted/explore.html)

Texas General Land Office

Maps of Coastal Erosion Rates (http://www.glo.state.tx.us/coastal/erosion/erosionrates.html)

Photographs of Texas Beaches (http://www.glo.state.tx.us/coastal/photos/index.html)

Revised on: 3 February, 2005