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MGL1109centerdepth.txt: Multibeam bathymetry data collected by the U.S. Geological Survey in the Gulf of Alaska in 2011 during cruise MGL1109, along-track center-beam depths extracted from 100-meter gridded data in plain text format, geographic coordinates


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Barth, G.A., Baldwin, W.E., Reece, R.S., Gulick, S.S., Danforth, W.W., and Wong, F.L., 2022, Multibeam bathymetry and acoustic backscatter from the Alaskan region, Extended Continental Shelf Project, 2011 field season: Gulf of Alaska and Bering Sea: U.S. Geological Survey data release,


This text file contains center-beam depths for approximately 5804 trackline kilometers of Simrad EM122 multibeam-bathymetry data collected in the Gulf of Alaska during U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) cruise MGL1109 aboard the R/V Marcus G. Langseth. The depth values were extracted from gridded data which were reduced for position, elevation, orientation, water-column sound-speed, and refraction effects.


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In June 2011, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) conducted a research cruise in the Gulf of Alaska aboard the R/V Marcus G. Langseth (Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University) as part of the U.S. Extended Continental Shelf Project. The mission focused primarily on obtaining geophysical data (multichannel and CHIRP seismic reflection, ocean bottom seismometry, multibeam bathymetry, sonobuoy, XBT and XCTD) for the purposes of determining geologic framework, crustal nature, and sediment thickness in support of delineating the U.S. Extended Continental Shelf under provisions contained in Article 76 of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS).

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