- Title: Guyot geomorphic feature layer
The guyot geomorphic feature layer represents the spatial extent of the guyots 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). Guyots are “an isolated (or group of) seamount (s) having a comparatively smooth flat top. Also called tablemount(s)” (IHO, 2008). In this study the seamount base layer was used to mask the SRTM30_PLUS model. The gradient of the resulting grid was calculated (ArcGIS 10->DEM Surface Tools (Jenness 2012)->Slope, Slope computation method = 4-cell method). The gradient was classified into areas >2 degrees and areas 2) they were flagged as possible guyots. These possible guyots were then visually checked and either classified as a guyot or a seamount. Additionally the remaining seamounts were visually checked to see whether any with flat tops had been missed in the classification process. The geomorphic features map of Agapova et al (1979) was used in addition to the GEBCO Gazetteer of geographic names of undersea features (IHO-IOC, 2012), to ensure all previously mapped features were assessed for inclusion in our map.
- Publication Date: March 3, 2014, midnight
- Type: Vector Data
- Keywords: seafloor, geomorphic features, habitats Oceans
- Category: Oceans
- Owner: miles
- Point of Contact: miles
- Restrictions: The global seafloor geomorphic feature map is available for download from bluehabitats.org
The guyot geomorphic feature layer represents the spatial extent of the guyots of the worlds oceans based on interpretation of the SRTM30 plus v7 global b...
- Language: English
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