Saturday, February 23, 2019

Dissecting Planet Earth

Earth Elevation provides an interesting view of the elevation of the Earth along circles of latitude. That sounds more complicated than it actually is. You can see Earth Elevation in action in the screenshot above, which shows the elevation & ocean depth around the world at 30° north of the Equator. This cross-section shows the relative height of the Rockies in America and the Himalayas in Asia. You can also see the depths of the Pacific and Atlantic Ocean.

Earth Elevation uses elevation and bathymetry data to provide cross-section views of the Earth. Using the right-hand slide control you can adjust the line of latitude shown in the visualization. The figures on the left-hand side of the visualization show the elevation height of the land around the world at the selected latitude and the depths of the oceans.

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