Multibeam Mapping

In this lesson, students will learn why accurate maps are important and how they are being made using new technologies that go way beyond the old lead line method. They will learn about sonar and single beam mapping, then why and how multibeam mapping has now taken its place. They will then use a multibeam map of the major Hawaiian Islands to answer a series of questions.

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bathymetric, Hawaiian Islands, modeling, multibeam mapping, seafloor, sonar