A. Melkonian's scientific contributions

Publications (8)

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Relational databases containing geospatially referenced data enable the construction of robust data access pathways that can be customized to suit the needs of a diverse user community. Web-based search capabilities driven by radio buttons and pull-down menus can be generated on-the-fly leveraging the power of the relational database and providing...
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Broadening the experience of undergraduates can be achieved by enabling free, unrestricted and convenient access to real scientific data. With funding from the U.S. National Science Foundation, the Marine Geoscience Data System (MGDS) (http://www.marine-geo.org/) serves as the integrated data portal for various NSF-funded projects and provides free...
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The potential to explore and understand our world has forever changed since the appearance of the NASA World Wind and Google Earth virtual globes. Now, in the duration of a single breath, we can zoom from the planetary scale of an orbiting spacecraft down to a roadside outcrop and expose layers of information with different and rich contents. But h...
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With funding from the U.S. National Science Foundation, the Marine Geoscience Data System (MGDS) (http://www.marine-geo.org/) is developing GeoMapApp (http://www.geomapapp.org) - a computer application that provides wide-ranging map-based visualization and manipulation options for interdisciplinary geosciences research and education. The novelty co...
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With funding from the U.S. National Science Foundation Office of Polar Programs, the Antarctic Multibeam Bathymetry Synthesis (AMBS, http://www.marine-geo.org/antarctic/) is an integrated web-accessible bathymetry and geophysical database for the Southern Ocean and Antarctica, serving data from the US research vessels Nathaniel B. Palmer and Lauren...
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Web-based digital databases are being developed by a number of academic and governmental groups to improve the ability of researchers and students to access geoscience data in a convenient and user-friendly manner. With funding from the U.S. National Science Foundation, the Marine Geoscience Data System (MGDS) (http://www.marine-geo.org/) serves as...
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Topographic maps provide a backdrop for research in nearly every earth science discipline. There is particular demand for bathymetry data in the ocean basins, where existing coverage is sparse. Ships and submersibles worldwide are rapidly acquiring large volumes of new data with modern swath mapping systems. The science community is best served by...

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... All FjordEco CTD and automated shipboard data is publicly available at the Antarctic and Southern Ocean Data Portal of the Marine Geoscience Data System (www.marine-geo.org/portals/antarctic, Carbotte et al., 2007). ...
... Global Multi-Resolution Topography (GMRT) grid data and chart data were selected as the reference water depth. GMRT synthesis is a multiresolution compilation of edited multibeam sonar data collected by scientists and institutions worldwide, that is reviewed, processed, and gridded by the MGDS Team and merged into a single continuously updated compilation of global elevation data with the resolution of 100 m [24]. The GMRT grid data and the chart data can be download from the website www.gmrt.org ...