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Backscatter imagery collected in 2016 by the U.S. Geological Survey off Town Neck Beach Sandwich, Massachusetts during field activity 2016-017-FA (GeoTIFF image)

Dates

Publication Date
Start Date
2016-05-17
End Date
2016-05-23

Citation

Ackerman S.D., Foster D.S., Danforth W.W., and Huntley, E.C., 2019, High-resolution geophysical and sampling data collected off Town Neck Beach in Sandwich, Massachusetts, 2016: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/P9HZHXXV.

Summary

Geophysical and geological survey data were collected off Town Neck Beach in Sandwich, Massachusetts, in May and July 2016. Approximately 130 linear kilometers of subbottom (seismic-reflection) and 234-kilohertz interferometric sonar (bathymetric and backscatter) data were collected along with sediment samples, sea floor photographs, and (or) video at 26 sites within the geophysical survey area. Sediment grab samples were collected at 19 of the 26 sampling sites and video and (or) photographic imagery of the sea floor were taken at all 26 sites. These survey data are used to characterize the sea floor by identifying sediment-texture, seabed morphology, and underlying geologic structure and stratigraphy. Data collected during these [...]

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Purpose

This backscatter image represents approximately 3.7 square kilometers of interferometric sonar (Systems Engineering and Assessment Ltd. SWATHplus-M, now Bathyswath) backscatter data collected by the U.S. Geological Survey off Town Neck Beach in Sandwich, Massachusetts, in May 2016 during USGS field activity 2016-017-FA. These data can be used in conjunction with other geophysical and sample data to identify sea-floor morphology and sediment texture.

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