From the ABC 7 Weather team

What would the ocean look like without any water? (Video)

February 23, 2011 - 01:53 PM
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Just perfect for one of those days when you get a dreaded sinking feeling, the modeling wizards over at NOAA's Visualization Laboratory have released an animation of the deepest, blackest place on earth: the ocean floor. The video shows what happens if you were to pull the drain plug and remove the water from the seven seas. An alien landscape of fissures, volcanos and strange needle-like formations reveals itself (as well as the corpse of the Titantic). Just as incredible is the way NOAA created this bathymetric model. They used data drawn from ships, but also employed satellites to record the effect slight gravitational changes had on the ripples and bulges of the ocean's surface to intuit what the landscape far below looks like. Enjoy.

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