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Comment: 15:16 - 16:02 (00:46)
Source: Annenberg/CPB Resources - Earth Revealed - 4. The Sea Floor
Keywords: seamount, canyon, channel, GLORIA, "James V. Gardner"
Our transcription: GLORIA itself is towed behind the ship, trailing 200 meters away, some 50 meters beneath the surface.
GLORIA changed our impression of the sea floor by at one time letting us view the entire sea floor, rather than viewing small patches beneath the ship, many, many tracks going every which way, and trying to interpolate between those tracks.
Now with GLORIA we can see the entire surface.
We can see where the seamounts are.
We can see exactly where the channels are, where the meanders are.
We can see where the canyons are, the gullies.
We know now the locations of all these features down to very small scale features.
In that respect, GLORIA was a complete revelation.
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