Accession Number:

ADA605351

Title:

Uncertainty in Bathymetric Surveys

Descriptive Note:

Technical note

Corporate Author:

ENGINEER RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER VICKSBURG MS COASTAL INLETS RESEARCH PROGRAM

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2003-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

23.0

Abstract:

This Coastal and Hydraulics Engineering Technical Note ERDCCHL CHETN-IV-59 presents a statistical methodology for assessing the uncertainty of bathymetric analyses. The uncertainty assessment is based on the reported accuracy of a bathymetric survey. The US Army Corps of Engineers regularly conducts surveys to evaluate the navigability of waterways and to determine the pay quantity after a dredging project. The aerial extent and volume of subaqueous features can also be estimated from bathymetric data.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Operations Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE