Field Validation of GEBCO Data in the Red Sea
V.R. Shamji

Shamji V R*, Faculty of Maritimes Studies, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah.

Manuscript received on October 11, 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on 24 October, 2019. | Manuscript published on November 10, 2019. | PP: 2135-2137 | Volume-9 Issue-1, November 2019. | Retrieval Number: A4690119119/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijitee.A4690.119119
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Abstract: A comprehensive field data were collated analyzed and processed for the validation of open source bathymetry data GEBCO 30 sec arc resolution data in the selected location of the Red sea. Different software and techniques were used to verify the quality of GEBCO data in the field conditions. The image analysis using different software proves the poor quality and resolution of the GEBCO data in the nearshore areas. The analyses also brought out the complex topographical nature of the Red sea and precautions for the usage of open source bathymetric data in the nearshore areas of the Red sea, where high quality and fine resolution data required. The different statistical analyses also verified the results of image analysis. The statistical analysis also shows the poor quality and course resolution of the GEBCO 30sec resolution data in the Red sea especially nearshore areas. The study recommends hydrographic survey data for the nearshore areas, where high quality and resolution data are needed.
Keywords:  GEBCO, Bathymetric Data, Hydrographic Survey
Scope of the Article: Data Analytics