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GeoTIFF image of shaded-relief bathymetry of the sea floor offshore of Moriches Inlet, New York, in 1998 (3-m resolution, Mercator, WGS 84)

Dates

Publication Date
Start Date
1998-11-07
End Date
1998-11-07

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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morich_srelief3m.zip
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Purpose

This data release makes the multibeam echosounder data from the 1998 survey of the sea floor offshore of Moriches Inlet, New York, available in digital form. The GeoTIFF image of shaded-relief bathymetry provides a visualization of the bathymetry that accentuates small features that cannot be effectively shown as contours alone. The shaded-relief image was created by vertically exaggerating the bathymetry 4 times and then artificially illuminating the relief by a light source positioned 45 degrees above the horizon from an azimuth of 60 degrees. The illumination from 60 degrees, approximately parallel to the survey lines, minimizes artifacts caused by small depth changes that may occur between lines.

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