Dataset: Geomorphology of the Australian Margin and adjacent seafloor (National Geoscience Dataset)


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The geomorphic features of the seafloor in the Australian Marine Jurisdiction were identified using the Australian Bathymetry and Topography dataset (Webster and Petkovic 2005). Twenty one feature types were identified and mapped for an area including the seafloor surrounding the Australian mainland and island territories of Christmas, Cocos (Keeling), Macquarie, and Norfolk Islands (Heap and Harris 2008). Some examples of these geomorphic features include: abyssal plains, trenches, canyons, and seamounts. This dataset is a contribution to the CERF Marine Biodiversity Hub and is hosted temporarily by CMAR on behalf of Geoscience Australia.

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