INVESTIGATION OF THE USE OF REMOTE SENSED DATA FOR DEPTH DETERMINATION OF SHALLOW WATER AREAS

Bathymetric maps of shallow water area play an important role in the investigation and management of natural conditions and resources of sea. Vietnam possesses a long coast and large continental shelf. However, due to economic difficulties, no appropriate attention has been given to the establishment of a bathymetric map system. The use of remote sensing data allows bathymetric maps to be made efficiently. In this paper, the remote sensing imageries are used for the first time to determine a depth in shallow water zones. The authors have used Cracknel's method for determination of the depth, which expresses the relation between radiation energy of water and its depth in multispectral channels. The results are compared with the bathymetric map. This method is not very accurate but it allows the determination of shallow water areas in the short term.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • WMO/IOC Technical Conference on Space-Based Ocean Observations; September 1993; Bergen, Norway. Sponsored by World Meteorological Organization and Intergovernmental Oceanogrpahic Commission (of UNESCO). Procs. Plenary Session 2, p 83 [3 p, 3 fig]
  • Authors:
    • Hanh, T T
    • Jung, C X
  • Publication Date: 1993

Language

  • English

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00717254
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Maritime Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 4 1996 12:00AM