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The Arctic Ocean
design was adapted from the International Bathymetric Chart of the Arctic Ocean (IBCAO), a project involving scientists from institutions in eleven countries, who have collaborated to produce the most definitive map of Arctic Ocean Bathymetry.
For more information about IBCAO, see



The Antarctic Ocean
design was adapted from a South-Pole-Centric orthogonal projection of the Southern Hemisphere obtained from NOAA/NGDC.
The bathymetry portrayed is Smith & Sandwell's predicted bathymetry from satellite altimetry, terrestrial areas are overlain with satellite mosaic images.

For more information about NOAA/NGDC products, see