All charts, maps and bathymetry maps are for reference purpose only.
** WARNINGS FOR BATHYMETRY CONTOURS
The depths listed in the specific bathymetry chart are 0.40m, 1m, 3m, 7m, 10m, 20m, 50m, 100m, 500m and respectively in feet such as 1ft, 3ft, 10ft, 23ft, 33ft, 65ft, 164ft, 328ft, 1640ft . This means that these are the only depths appear on this map and not the near depths that may exist. These maps can not be safely used for navigation but were created to provide insight into the specific depths of each area and for fishing purposes. These bathymetry charts meant not to replace the use of authorized government charts. Only official government charts and notices to mariners contain all information needed for the safety of navigation, and as always, the captain is responsible for their prudent use.
Bathymetry Data Source:
Ocean bathymetry is based on a new satellite-gravity model where the gravity-to-topography ratio is calibrated using 298 million edited soundings. The main contribution of this dataset is the compilation and editing of the raw soundings, which come from NOAA, individual scientists, SIO, NGA, JAMSTEC, IFREMER, GEBCO, and NAVOCEANO. The SRTM30_PLUS dataset developed by Scripps Institute Of Oceanography, University of California San Diego (UCSD).
Becker, J. J., D. T. Sandwell, W. H. F. Smith, J. Braud, B. Binder, J. Depner, D. Fabre, J. Factor, S. Ingalls, S-H. Kim, R. Ladner, K. Marks, S. Nelson, A. Pharaoh, G. Sharman, R. Trimmer, J. vonRosenburg, G. Wallace, P. Weatherall., Global Bathymetry and Elevation Data at 30 Arc Seconds Resolution: SRTM30_PLUS, Marine Geodesy, 32:4, 355-371, 2009.
Smith, W. H. F., and D. T. Sandwell, Global seafloor topography from satellite altimetry and ship depth soundings, Science, v. 277, p. 1957-1962, 26 Sept., 1997.
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