Biography

Walter H F Smith is a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union and a Geophysicist at the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Walter has a PhD in Marine Geophysics from Columbia University in New York. His most cited work uses satellite radar altimetry to estimate the topography of the uncharted oceans. He served GEBCO in various roles over 20 years.

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Increased-resolution Bathymetry in the Southeast Indian Ocean

The disappearance of Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 on 8 March 2014 led to a deep ocean search effort of unprecedented scale and detail in the remote southeastern Indian Ocean. Between June 2014 and January 2017, two mapping phases took place: (1) a shipborne bathymetric survey, and (2) a higher-re... (read more)
SEAEXPLORER Underwater Glider

SEAEXPLORER Underwater Glider

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