A precise bathymetric map of the world’s deepest seafloor, Challenger Deep in the Mariana Trench

@article{Nakanishi2011APB,
  title={A precise bathymetric map of the world’s deepest seafloor, Challenger Deep in the Mariana Trench},
  author={M. Nakanishi and J. Hashimoto},
  journal={Marine Geophysical Research},
  year={2011},
  volume={32},
  pages={455-463}
}
Data from three bathymetric surveys by R/V Kairei using a 12-kHz multibeam echosounder and differential GPS were used to create an improved topographic model of the Challenger Deep in the southwestern part of the Mariana Trench, which is known as the deepest seafloor in the world. The strike of most of the elongated structures related to plate bending accompanied by subduction of the Pacific plate is N70°E and is not parallel to the trench axis. The bending-related structures were formed by… Expand

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