Part One: Method and Their Application


, Volume 103, Issue 1, pp 71-74

First online:

An automated technique for the accurate positioning of sediment core sites and the bathymetric mapping of lake basins

  • Richard W. BattarbeeAffiliated withUniversity College London
  • , Colin TitcombeAffiliated withUniversity College London
  • , Karl DonnellyAffiliated withDonnelly, Connolly & Poots, Engineers and Surveyors, Iveagh Court
  • , John AndersonAffiliated withUniversity College London

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Automated techniques for sediment core site positioning, hydrographic survey, and contour mapping are described. The computer contouring system can be extended to calculate values for morphometric variables such as maximum length (1max), maximum width (wmax), lake perimeter (10), lake area (A) and lake volume (V). The techniques are exemplified using results from Augher Lough, Northern Ireland.


paleolimnology sediment core positioning hydrographic survey computer contouring morphometric calculation