Earth globes : bathymetry
Digital bathymetric data is used to show the shape of the seafloor, and is available in two colour schemes, each with a choice of background colour. The globes were rendered using a bathymetric texture map
that combines global satellite imagery with the latest bathymetric data for the seafloor. Oceans and lakes are coloured-by-depth and hill-shaded to show the tectonic structure of the sea bed, revealing continental shelves, mid-ocean ridges and seamounts.