World Data Center A (Bathymetry) at the National Geophysical Data
Center (NGDC) Boulder, working with the DIU, assembled the available
underway bathymetry in a variety of formats from WOCE cruises. Much
of the data were in need of examination both for errors and correction
for local sound velocity. In this work they were assisted for a number
of cruises by Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO) as part of
the Pacific WOCE Atlas project and also for the Atlantic Ocean by
Mr. P. Hunter of the General Bathymetric Chart of the Oceans (GEBCO)
office at the Southampton Oceanography Centre.
The work concentrated
on the cruises of the One Time survey. The coverage of the data
are shown in the figure above. In addition there are a number of
datasets from repeat surveys (particularly of the Southern Ocean)
and from mooring deployments.