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Bathymetry and Backscatter Intensity of the Sea Floor South of Long Island, New York

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1998-11-06
End Date
1998-11-08

Citation

Butman, Bradford, Danforth, W.W., Clark, J.E.H., Signell, R.P., and Schwab, W.C., 2016, Bathymetry and backscatter intensity of the sea floor south of Long Island, New York: U.S. Geological Survey data release, http://dx.doi.org/10.5066/F7Z899GG.

Summary

Surveys of the bathymetry and backscatter intensity of the sea floor south of Long Island, New York, were carried out in November 1998 using a Simrad EM1000 multibeam echosounder mounted on the Canadian Coast Guard ship Frederick G. Creed. The purpose of the multibeam echosounder surveys was to explore the bathymetry and backscatter intensity of the sea floor in several areas off the southern coast of Long Island along the 20-meter isobath. Survey areas offshore of Fire Island Inlet, Moriches Inlet, Shinnecock Inlet, and southwest of Montauk Point were about 1 kilometer (km) wide and 10 km long. The area was mapped by the U.S. Geological Survey with support from the Canadian Hydrographic Service and the University of New Brunswick.

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Purpose

This data release makes available in digital form data (primarily backscatter and bathymetry) from four areas off the southern coast of Long Island, New York.

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