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Digital elevation models (DEMs) of northern Monterey Bay, California, October 2014

Dates

Publication Date
Start Date
2014-10-20
End Date
2014-10-24

Citation

Stevens, A.W., Logan, J.B., Snyder, A.G., Hoover, D.J., Barnard, P.L., Warrick, J.A., 2017, Beach topography and nearshore bathymetry of northern Monterey Bay, California: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F76H4GCW.

Summary

This portion of the USGS data release presents digital elevation models (DEMs) derived from bathymetric and topographic surveys conducted along northern Monterey Bay, California, in October 2014 (USGS Field Activity Number 2014-676-FA). Nearshore bathymetry data were collected using two personal watercraft (PWCs) equipped with single-beam echosounders and survey-grade global navigation satellite system (GNSS) receivers. Topography data were collected using an all-terrain vehicle equipped with a GNSS receiver and on foot with GNSS receivers mounted on backpacks. Positions of the survey platforms were referenced to a GNSS base station placed on a benchmark with known horizontal and vertical coordinates relative to the North American [...]

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mb14_oct_dems_inset.png
“Maps showing DEMs for Monterey Bay sub-areas, October 2014”
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mb14_oct_dems_overall.png
“Map showing DEMs for Monterey Bay, October 2014”
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mb14_oct_dem_manresa.asc
“Esri ARC/INFO ASCII GRID”
99.68 MB
mb14_oct_dem_mosslanding.asc
“Esri ARC/INFO ASCII GRID”
116.12 MB
mb14_oct_dem_santacruz.asc
“Esri ARC/INFO ASCII GRID”
14.51 MB
mb14_oct_dem_soquelcove.asc
“Esri ARC/INFO ASCII GRID”
25.31 MB
mb14_oct_dems_metadata.xml
Original FGDC Metadata

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Purpose

Data were obtained to document changes in shoreline position and coastal morphology as they relate to episodic (storms), seasonal, interannual, and longer (for example, El Niño) processes. These data are intended for science researchers, students, policy makers, and the general public. These data can be used with geographic information systems or other software to identify topographic and shallow-water bathymetric features.

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