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24 June 2022 | dataset

Vanuatu, Mele Bay, Bathymetry Survey Chart, 1 to 20 000

This record holds the Bathymetry chart of Mele Bay showing shallow to deep, from red to blue. Two times vertical exaggeration. Chart is the result of the high-resolution bathymetric mapping survey of the seabed surrounding Mele Bay, South West Efate Island in Vanuatu. This bathymetric map is the blend of multibeam (MBES), and singlebeam (SBES) echosounder data. This work was initiated by the SOPAC/EU Reducing Vulnerability of Pacific ACP States Project. Report and dataset is available as a separate metadata record.This map gives a descriptive picture of the ocean bottom terrain, vividly revealing the size, shape and distribution of underwater features, and serve as the basic tool for scientific, engineering, marine geophysical and environmental studies, as well as marine and coastal resource management.All slope angles exceeding 60 degrees (degrees from horizontal) were interpreted as scarps. Any Inclined area of the seafloor that was laterally confined by distinctive slopes, with or without an upslope headscarp, was interpreted as a channel. Mele Bay Chart provides more information on slope angle and shaded relief maps.

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Publisher Pacific Data Hub
Modified 24 June 2022
Release Date 24 June 2022
Source URL
Identifier c6ff9668-5d82-4533-b363-35d1a95843cd
Spatial / Geographical Coverage Location Array
Relevant Countries Vanuatu
License Public
[Open Data]