Articles | Volume 13, issue 5
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 13, 2275–2291, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-13-2275-2021
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 13, 2275–2291, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-13-2275-2021
Data description paper
26 May 2021
Data description paper | 26 May 2021

Comprehensive bathymetry and intertidal topography of the Amazon estuary

Alice César Fassoni-Andrade et al.

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We present a seamless dataset of river, land, and ocean topography of the Amazon River estuary with a 30 m spatial resolution. An innovative remote sensing approach was used to estimate the topography of the intertidal flats, riverbanks, and adjacent floodplains. Amazon River bathymetry was generated from digitized nautical charts. The novel dataset opens up a broad range of opportunities, providing the poorly known underwater digital topography required for environmental sciences.