DEM of Costa Rica and Nicaragua


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Figure 1. Digital elevation model of southern Central America, showing NASA-SRTM topography for Nicaragua and Costa Rica linked to offshore IFM-GEOMAR multi-beam bathymetry (courtesy of C. Ranero, ICM-CSIC, Barcelona). This image reveals the relationship between the morphology of the subducting Cocos Plate and the morphotectonic structure of the overriding fore arc and volcanic arc of the Caribbean Plate and Panama block. The Nicoya Peninsula lies along the Middle America Trench at the center of the image.

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