Seabed morphology worldwide

The shape files representing abyss, basins, bridges, canyons, escarpments, fans, glacial troughs, guyots, hadal, plateaux, ridges, rift valleys, rises, seamounts, shelf, slope, terraces, spreading ridges, trenches, troughs, and shelf valleys were downloaded from No editing was carried out and the shape files have been kept separately

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Last Updated September 16, 2022, 11:55 (UTC)
Created October 29, 2020, 23:11 (UTC)
Region TC
Language eng
Topic Category oceans
Temporal Extent Start 2014-01-01
Temporal Extent End 2014-12-31
Dataset Reference Date 2014
Lineage The global map of seafloor geomorphology is based on the analysis and interpretation of the SRTM (Shuttle Radar Topography Mission) 30 arc-second global bathymetry grid. The map includes 29 categories of geomorphic features, as defined by the International Hydrographic Organisation (IHO).
West Longitude -180
South Latitude -90
East Longitude 180
North Latitude 76.42
Spatial Reference System WGS84
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Access Limitations Open access
Use Constraints Open, but copyright and/or Intellectual Property Rights apply
Resource Reference Cite data source as: Harris, P.T., M. Macmillan-Lawer, and E.K. Baker (2014) Geomorphology of the Oceans. Marine Geology 352: 4-24.
Data Format shape
Update Frequency not planned
Accuracy 10 km but lower depending on the original data used for modeling
Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date 2020-05-27
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