Explore the volcanoes of the New Zealand American Submarine
Ring of Fire 2005 (NZA SRoF '05) expedition. Bathymetry used to create
the fly-throughs and images is compiled from two data sets:
- The high-resolution EM300 bathymetry data are proprietary,
courtesy of New Zealand National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research
(NIWA). Data resolution is ~25 meters.
- The low-resolution background bathymetry used in some
fly-throughs and overall maps are courtesy of Smith and Sandwell, 1997.
[Smith, W. H. F. and Sandwell, D. T. (1997). Global seafloor topography
from satellite altimetry and ship depth soundings. Science, 277:195-196.]
Satellite altimetry data resolution is ~3500 meters.
Take A Virtual Tour of the Leg 1 NZA SRoF '05 Kermadec Arc Submarine Volcanoes! (Quicktime, 2.9 Mb.)
Take A Virtual Tour of the Leg 2 NZA SRoF '05 Kermadec Arc Submarine Volcanoes! (Quicktime, 2.3 Mb.)
The Kermadec Arc Exploration Site brings scientific discovery
to the Web via a series of computer animations of the sea floor. Click
on a thumbnail or area of the map to
view a virtual fly-through of the indiviual sites.