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Topography data from northern Monterey Bay, California, March 2017

Dates

Publication Date
Start Date
2017-03-07
End Date
2017-03-10

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 topography data collected during surveys performed along northern Monterey Bay, California, in March 2017 (USGS Field Activity Number 2017-620-FA). Topographic profiles were collected on foot with GNSS receivers mounted on backpacks. Prior to data collection, vertical distances between the GNSS antennas and the ground were measured using a tape measure. Hand-held data collectors were used to log raw data and display navigational information allowing surveyors to navigate survey lines spaced at 50- to 250-m intervals along the beach. Profiles were surveyed from the landward edge of the study area (either the base of a bluff, engineering structure, or just landward of the primary dune) over [...]

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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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