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U.S. Geological Survey
Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF 2324
Version 1.3

Bathymetry of the Republic of the Marshall Islands and Vicinity

By James R. Hein, Florence L. Wong, and Dan L. Mosier

1999 (rev. 2007)

detail from Bathymetric Map of the Marshall Islands and vicinity

Detail from Bathymetric Map of the Republic of the Marshall Islands and Vicinity. Kwajalein Atoll is one of the largest coral atolls in the world and surrounds one of the largest lagoons in the world.


The bathymetric map of the Republic of the Marshall Islands and vicinity is bounded by a window of latitude 3 to 17 degrees North, longitude 153 to 175 degrees East. The map was compiled from surveys conducted by the USGS, Korean Ocean Research and Development Institute, and published gridded data. In addition to national jurisdictions, island and atoll coastlines are indicated on the map.

Files available for download
Description Metadata Download
PDF version of this map (requires Adobe Acrobat Reader 4.0 or higher). User is cautioned that bathymetric artifacts have been observed in this map.   mf2324v1.1.pdf (2.4 MB)
PostScript version of this map. MB)
0.01-degree gridded bathymetry data as ASCII formatted file (import with ArcGIS asciigrid command) and metadata. txt html faq (12 MB)
bathymetry data as xyz values extracted from 0.01-degree grid readme (14 MB)
200-m contours in shapefile format with metadata txt html faq (2.6 MB)

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Created: September 14, 1999 (cad)
Updated: April 24, 2007 (bwr, mfd)