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ETOPO5 Global Earth Topography, 5-minute, from NGDC

| DOI: 10.5065/D62F7KG0

This historical dataset is recommended for ancillary use only and not as a primary research dataset. It has likely been superseded by a newer, improved dataset.


Five minute resolution global ocean depth and land surface elevation. Developed from multiple data sources and compiled by Peter Sloss at NGDC. It has been superseded by more current Terrain Elevation datasets.

Seafloor Topography Terrain Elevation
Vertical Levels:
Ground or water surface
Data Types:
Spatial Coverage:
Longitude Range: Westernmost=180W Easternmost=180E
Latitude Range: Southernmost=90S Northernmost=90N Detailed coverage information
Data Contributors:
National Geophysical Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Total Volume:
270.08 MB
Data Formats:
ASCII (see dataset documentation), Binary (see dataset documentation)
Related RDA Datasets:
TerrainBase, Global 5 Arc-minute Ocean Depth and Land Elevation from the US National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC)
Metadata Record:
Data License:
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