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Southwest of Montauk Point, New York

Dates

Publication Date
Start Date
1998-11-07
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

These data are from a 1998 multibeam survey of the sea floor southwest of Montauk Point, New York. There are five datasets: bathymetry grid, shaded-relief image, backscatter intensity image, shaded-relief colored by backscatter intensity image, and trackline navigation. The bathymetry shows the shape of the sea floor. Of particular interest are the size, shape, and orientation of bed forms that may indicate sediment movement. The shaded-relief image provides a visualization of the bathymetry that accentuates small features that cannot be effectively shown as contours alone. The image of backscatter intensity provides qualitative information on the sediment texture and roughness of the sea floor. The image of shaded-relief bathymetry, [...]

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This data release makes multibeam echosounder data from the 1998 survey of the sea floor southwest of Montauk Point, New York, available in digital form. The bathymetry shows the shape of the sea floor. Of particular interest were the size, shape, and orientation of bed forms that may indicate sediment movement.

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