Mapping the Seafloor - 6/3/14 | WYPR

Mapping the Seafloor - 6/3/14

Jun 3, 2014

Oceanography and seafloor mapping have been headline news recently in the search for Malaysian Airlines Flight 370. One of the many challenges of finding the missing plane was the fact that the ocean floor has been dark, deep and remote for all of time.

Though more than 70 percent of the Earth’s surface is covered by ocean, barely 5 percent of its floor has been mapped in detail.