Accession Number:

ADA522852

Title:

Spatial Variability and Robust Interpolation of Seafloor Sediment Properties Using the SEABED Data Bases

Descriptive Note:

Annual project rept.

Corporate Author:

TEXAS UNIV AT AUSTIN INST FOR GEOPHYSICS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2006-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

8.0

Abstract:

This project is a collaborative effort with C. Jenkins at the Univ. Colorado. The long-term goals are to 1 advance the understanding of the spatial variability of seabed properties as a function of geologic environment 2 develop robust means of interpolation in the presence of uncertain data, 3 provide for the estimation of uncertainty in the interpolation at unsampled locations, and enable investigation of optimal survey design to minimize uncertainties and 4 publish a computationaldatabase structure capable of producing seafloor maps of wide geographic extent, for multidisciplinary use - in global change issues, defense, engineering, and ecology.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE