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USGS advances in integrated, high-resolution sea-floor mapping: inner continental shelf to estuaries

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DOI: 10.1061/40926(239)195

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Abstract

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has been involved in geological mapping of the sea floor for the past thirty years. Early geophysical and acoustic mapping efforts using GLORIA (Geologic LOng Range Inclined ASDIC) a long-range sidescan-sonar system, provided broad-scale imagery of deep waters within the U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ). In the early 1990's, research emphasis shifted from deep- to shallow-water environments to address pertinent coastal research and resource management issues. Use of shallow-water, high-resolution geophysical systems has enhanced our understanding of the processes shaping shallow marine environments. However, research within these shallow-water environments continues to present technological challenges.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Conference Paper
Publication Subtype:
Conference Paper
Title:
USGS advances in integrated, high-resolution sea-floor mapping: inner continental shelf to estuaries
ISBN:
0784409269; 9780784409268
DOI:
10.1061/40926(239)195
Year Published:
2007
Language:
English
Publisher:
American Society of Civil Engineers
Contributing office(s):
Coastal and Marine Geology Program
Description:
14 p.
Larger Work Type:
Book
Larger Work Subtype:
Conference publication
Larger Work Title:
Coastal Sediments '07 - Proceedings of 6th International Symposium on Coastal Engineering and Science of Coastal Sediment Processes
First page:
2487
Last page:
2500
Number of Pages:
14
Conference Title:
6th International Symposium on Coastal Engineering and Science of Coastal Sediment Processes
Conference Location:
New Orleans, LA