MAP­PING THE OCEAN

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When Malaysia Air­lines Flight 370 van­ished over the In­dian Ocean on March 8, 2014, with 239 aboard, it trig­ger ed a search that lasted nearly three years. As a byprod­uct, sci­en­tists have been able to cre­ate three- di­men­sional maps that re­veal new de­tails of the ocean floor’s topo­graph­i­cal com­plex­ity, in­clud­ing fea­tures like the plateau called Bro­ken Ridge, and the Dia­mantina Es­carp­ment.

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