Slide Image: The illustration shows a hypothetical ocean observing network off the state of Washington that will take targeted samples and observe over space and time.
The main illustration shows an oblique angle view of Washington State, its topography and its coastal waters, and includes Port Alberni, Seattle, and Nedonna Beach.
In the bottom right corner, is a circular bird’s-eye-view relief map of the Pacific coast of Washington State, showing the Explorer Plate, Pacific Plate, Juan de Fuca Plate and the Gorda Plate offshore.
Coming out of the map in the right corner is another circular map in the left corner which is a detail showing the axial sea mounts with Neptune sensors and the underwater topography.
Credit: John Delaney, University of Washington School of Oceanography/Neptune Research Project Center for Environmental Visualization