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Bathymetric Contouring Help

Question asked by mdmorris1680 on Aug 11, 2016
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I'm try to create bathymetric contours for a water body but am generating some undesirable features. I know that the bottom  slopes away from the shoreline at a consistent angle; however, I keep getting bulbous features between data points. I have tried interpolating with a few different methods (i.e. TINs, IDW, Topo to Raster, and Spline) but keep getting similar results. Below is the output from the Topo to Raster interpolation. I used the point depths (shown in red) and the shoreline as a contour with depth = 0. Is there a better tool or method to refine the bottom surface and make it more closely resemble actual conditions?


Any feedback is greatly appreciated! Thanks