IBCAO has since served as the base bathymetry for numerous ocean circulation modeling experiments (e.g., Maslowski and Walczowski, 2002; Padman and Erofeeva, 2004; Maltrud and McClean, 2005; Manizza et ah, 2011) and in projects involving direct analyses of the Arctic Ocean seafloor or where detailed analyses of higher resolution local bathymetric surveys must be placed in a regional context (e.g., Minakov et ah, 2012; Rajan et ah, 2012).
As more sounding data became available, it became feasible for the IBCAO project to produce a more detailed gridded product.
The goal of the IBCAO project was to produce an Arctic DBM.
The pronounced gullies visible in IBCAO along the Alaskan continental slope are not at all portrayed by the contours of Sheet 5.17 (Figs.
There are of course numerous seafloor features beyond the limit that can be resolved with the 500 x 500 m IBCAO DBM.
Subsequently, survey effort, bowhead whale distribution, and the distribution of harvested whales were plotted on maps that included the International Bathymetric Chart of the Arctic Ocean (IBCAO
) bathymetric database supported by ArcView [TM].