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California Seafloor Mapping Program video and photograph portal

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DOI: 10.5066/F7J1015K

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Abstract

This portal provides access to marine spatial data for the state of California. These data have been generated and compiled by the California Seafloor Mapping Program (CSMP), which has the goal of developing a comprehensive seafloor map of high-resolution bathymetry, marine benthic habitats, and geology within the 3-nautical-mile limit of California’s State Waters. The approach of the CSMP is to create highly detailed seafloor maps through collection, integration, interpretation, and visualization of seafloor video, seafloor photography, swath sonar bathymetry, acoustic backscatter, high-resolution seismic-reflection profile, and bottom-sediment sampling data. This interactive map displays all CSMP video and imagery and published CSMP GIS spatial data layers. The data layers display seafloor morphology and character, identify potential marine benthic habitats, and illustrate both the surficial seafloor geology and shallow (to about 100 m) subsurface geology.

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Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Website
Publication Subtype:
USGS Data Website
Title:
California Seafloor Mapping Program video and photograph portal
DOI:
10.5066/F7J1015K
Year Published:
2013
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Contributing office(s):
Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center
Description:
USGS Data Website
Country:
United States
State:
California
Additional Online Files(Y/N):
Y