Spatial Variability and Robust Interpolation of Seafloor Sediment Properties Using the SEABED Data Bases
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COLORADO UNIV AT BOULDER INST OF ARCTIC AND ALPINE RESEARCH
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This project is building methods for making the best possible grid maps of seafloor data, even for regions that have weak data coverage. The software and documentation will be made public. Gridded maps are the most sought-after type of information from seafloor properties databases, but computing them reliably is not straightforward. The technical goal of the project is a set of gridding methods that are mathematically rigorous and statistically reliable, robust under different qualities of input data, free of geometric artifacts, and acceptable on inspection to experts familiar with the terrain being mapped.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography