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Marie Tharp

Celebrating Marie Tharp


Marie Tharp was an American geologist and oceanographic cartographer who, in partnership with Bruce Heezen, created the first scientific map of the Atlantic Ocean floor. Tharp's work revealed the detailed topography and multi-dimensional geographical landscape of the ocean bottom.

Today Google is recognising Marie Tharp.  Who is she you might wonder?  Why not click on the link below to watch the Google animation that shares information about her amazing work mapping the ocean floor.



Marie Tharp: Why a Google Doodle is celebrating the US geologist who  discovered the Mid-Atlantic Ridge today