Skip to main content

Beach topography and nearshore bathymetry of northern Monterey Bay, California, March 2015


Publication Date
Start Date
End Date


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,


This USGS data release presents data collected during surveys of nearshore bathymetry and beach topography from northern Monterey Bay, California. Survey operations were conducted between March 16 and March 20, 2015 (USGS Field Activity Number 2015-625-FA). Nearshore bathymetry data were collected using two personal watercraft (PWCs), each equipped with single-beam echosounders and survey-grade global navigation satellite system (GNSS) receivers. Topography data were collected using an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) equipped with a GNSS receiver and on foot with GNSS receivers mounted on backpacks. A terrestrial lidar scanner was used to obtain high-resolution topography data along portions of the survey area inaccessible to the ATV. Positions [...]

Child Items (4)


Attached Files

Click on title to download individual files attached to this item.

“Map showing survey lines for Monterey Bay, March 2015”
thumbnail 1.35 MB image/png
“Maps showing survey lines for Monterey Bay sub-areas, March 2015”
thumbnail 1.98 MB image/png


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.
Map showing survey lines for Monterey Bay, March 2015
Map showing survey lines for Monterey Bay, March 2015


Spatial Services

ScienceBase WMS


  • Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center


Data source
Input directly

Additional Information


Type Scheme Key
DOI doi:10.5066/F76H4GCW

Item Actions

View Item as ...

Save Item as ...

View Item...