Mariana Trench, GU/PI 6 arc-second Sea level DEM

The Mariana Trench DEM represents bathymetry and seafloor morphology for a portion of the western Pacific Ocean surrounding the Mariana Trench, the deepest section of the ocean. The extent of the DEM encompasses not only the Mariana Trench, but also the West Mariana Ridge and the East Mariana Ridge, the island of Guam and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.

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Name Mariana Trench
States Guam, Pacific Islands
Region Pacific Ocean
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Date Completed 2012-06-18
Type Seafloor Mapping
Horizontal Datum WGS 84
Projection Geographic (degrees)
Vertical Datum Sea level (meters)
Vertical Transformation Source elevation data were not transformed to a common vertical datum.
Coverage Bathymetry
Cell Size 6 arc-second
Registration Grid-node
Version 1
Source NOAA / NGDC / MGG
Developer NOAA / NGDC / MGG
Project U.S. Coastal Relief Model
Contact Barry W Eakins @ NOAA / NGDC
Position: not available


DEM Restrictions

WARNING: DEM not to be used for navigation.

How to cite this DEM

Lim, E., M.G. Sutherland, D.Z. Friday, B.W. Eakins, and S.J. McLean, 2013. Bathymetric Digital Elevation Model of the Mariana Trench, NOAA National Geophysical Data Center, U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Boulder, CO, 4 pp.
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