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Haxby color map


Kelsey Jordahl (view profile)


30 Oct 2009 (Updated )

Create a colormap with Haxby's colors, commonly used for bathymetry and marine gravity data.

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Colormap is based on the colors used by W. F. Haxby's Gravity field of World's oceans, 1985, developed for geoid and gravity maps. The version used here is formed from a linear interpolation of the GMT color table used by MB-System by David W. Caress and Dale N. Chayes (


This file inspired Color Brewer: Attractive And Distinctive Colormaps and Cubehelix Colormaps: Beautiful, Distinct, Versatile!.

MATLAB release MATLAB 7.7 (R2008b)
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22 Jan 2015 Ganquan Mao

thank you for sharing this.

15 Feb 2010 Amanda Whitmire

Perfect - exactly what I was looking for. Thank you for sharing!

02 Nov 2009

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