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Haxby color map

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


Updated 02 Nov 2009

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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 (

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Kelsey Jordahl (2020). Haxby color map (, MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .

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Ganquan Mao

thank you for sharing this.

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


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MATLAB Release Compatibility
Created with R2008b
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