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Bathymetry and acoustic backscatter-outer mainland shelf, eastern Santa Barbara Channel, California

Data Series 702

In cooperation with the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
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Abstract

In 2010 and 2011, scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center (PCMSC), acquired bathymetry and acoustic-backscatter data from the outer shelf region of the eastern Santa Barbara Channel, California. These surveys were conducted in cooperation with the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM). BOEM is interested in maps of hard-bottom substrates, particularly natural outcrops that support reef communities in areas near oil and gas extraction activity. The surveys were conducted using the USGS R/V Parke Snavely, outfitted with an interferometric sidescan sonar for swath mapping and real-time kinematic navigation equipment. This report provides the bathymetry and backscatter data acquired during these surveys in several formats, a summary of the mapping mission, maps of bathymetry and backscatter, and Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) metadata.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Bathymetry and acoustic backscatter-outer mainland shelf, eastern Santa Barbara Channel, California
Series title:
Data Series
Series number:
702
Year Published:
2012
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Reston, VA
Contributing office(s):
Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center
Description:
ii, 6 p.; GIS Data
Number of Pages:
10
Country:
United States
State:
California
City:
Carpinteria;Santa Barbara;Ventura
Other Geospatial:
Santa Barbara Channel
Online Only (Y/N):
Y
Additional Online Files(Y/N):
Y