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Digital elevation models (DEMs) of northern Monterey Bay, California, March 2015

Dates

Publication Date
Start Date
2015-03-16
End Date
2015-03-20

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 March 2015 (USGS Field Activity Number 2015-625-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. Additional topography data were collected with a terrestrial lidar scanner. Positions of the survey platforms were referenced to a GNSS base station placed on a benchmark with [...]

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“Maps showing DEMs for Monterey Bay sub-areas, March 2015”
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mb15_mar_dems_overall.png
“Map showing DEMs for Monterey Bay, March 2015”
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mb15_mar_dem_manresa.asc
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mb15_mar_dem_mosslanding.asc
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mb15_mar_dem_santacruz.asc
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mb15_mar_dem_soquelcove.asc
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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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