How do scientists use satellites to map the seafloor?

1 Answer
Apr 30, 2016

Actually, scientists do not use satellites to map the sea floor. It is done using an echo sounder on ships.


To map the sea floor ships are equipped with an echo sounder and a receiver. The sound beams hit the sea floor and return back to the ship and recorded in the receiver where the information is mapped to a GPS and sent back to scientists.

Further Reading