Global bathymetry & topography are two of the most extensively used types of scientific data for a wide variety of scientific, practical, & artistic applications. Global relief forms a framework for visualization of other types of data & information, and provides boundary conditions for environmental modelling.
NOAA quickly mobilized a wide-range of its resources immediately following Hurricane Katrina’s landfall on the U.S. Gulf Coast. NOAA ships, planes and many experts are helping to assess the damage caused by the powerful storm that is responsible for widespread destruction and loss of life.
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