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getDepth(latitude, longitude)

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Obtain seabed depth at any location using high-resolution GMRT database


Updated 27 Jun 2018

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DEPTH = GETDEPTH(LATITUDE, LONGITUDE) estimates the seabed depth DEPTH at specified coordinate(s). LATITUDE and LONGITUDE coordinates can either be numeric arrays specifying decimal degrees or cell arrays of strings specifying degrees, minutes, and seconds or GPS degrees. DEPTH is returned in meters, where negative values correspond to depths below sea level.
If LATITUDE and LONGITUDE are cell arrays of strings, the hemisphere designator (N/S/E/W) must prepend the location (e.g. 'N 37 23 30') and all values must be separated by spaces.
This function uses the Marine Geoscience Data System website to obtain seabed estimates from their Global Multi-Resolution Topography (GMRT) dataset. Thus, an Internet connection is required.

getDepth(32.930667, -117.3175)
getDepth('N 32 55 50', 'W 117 19 3')
getDepth('N 32 55.84', 'W 117 19.05')
getDepth([33.52 35.14], [-119.88 -123.35])
getDepth({'N 33 31.2' 'N 35 8.4'}, {'W 119 52.8' 'W 123 21.0'})
getDepth({'N 33 31 12' 'N 35 8 24'}, {'W 119 52 48' 'W 123 21 0'})

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Josiah Renfree (2020). getDepth(latitude, longitude) (, MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .

Comments and Ratings (1)



GMRT website changed, so had to update URL. Also changed urlread() to webread(), as recommended by Matlab

Updated function description

Updated the function description

MATLAB Release Compatibility
Created with R2018a
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