Canyon geomorphic feature layer

  • Title: Canyon geomorphic feature layer
  • Abstract:

    The canyon geomorphic feature layer represents the spatial extent of the canyons of the worlds oceans based on interpretation of the SRTM30 plus v7 global bathymetry model. The layer is one of the 25 layers that make up the global seafloor geomorphic features map (Harris et.al. 2014). Submarine canyons are defined as “steep-walled, sinuous valleys with V-shaped cross sections, axes sloping outward as continuously as river-cut land canyons and relief comparable to even the largest of land canyons”(Shepard, 1963). “Large”canyons were mapped in this study based on the definition of Harris and Whiteway (2011), which requires canyons to extend over a depth range of at least 1,000 m and to be incised at least 100 m into the slope at some point along their thalweg. Canyon mapping in this study was based on a combination of automated and expert interpretation of the SRTM30PLUS model.

  • Publication Date: March 3, 2014, midnight
  • Type: Vector Data
  • Keywords: seafloor, geomorphic features, habitats Oceans
  • Category: Oceans
  • Regions: Global
  • Owner: miles
  • Point of Contact: miles
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  • Restrictions: The global seafloor geomorphic feature map is available for download from bluehabitats.org
  • Purpose:

    The canyon geomorphic feature layer represents the spatial extent of the canyons of the worlds oceans based on interpretation of the SRTM30 plus v7 global...

  • Language: English
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Attribute Name Range Average Median Standard Deviation
The_Geom NA
Geomorphic NA
Area_Km2 463.61 165.67 1039.63
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