A Ray-Tracing Uncertainty Estimation Tool for Ocean Mapping

TitleA Ray-Tracing Uncertainty Estimation Tool for Ocean Mapping
Publication TypeJournal Article
AuthorsMasetti, G, Kelley, J, Johnson, P, Beaudoin, J
JournalIEEE Access
Date PublishedDecember 11
KeywordsAcoustic applications, computational modeling, Geographic Information Systems, oceanographic techniques, ray tracing, underwater acoustics, web services

A tool to estimate the ray-tracing component of the surveyed depth uncertainty was created and made publicly available through web services and a Web GIS. The estimation is based on a spatial variability analysis at the time of validity of two popular, global-scope sources of oceanographic environmental data. The tool has potential applications in all the phases of ocean mapping, from survey planning to data collection and processing.

Publication Linkhttp://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/8183436/
Refereed DesignationRefereed