Single-beam bathymetry data collected in 2015 from Grand Bay, Alabama-Mississippi

Data Series 1070
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Abstract

As part of the Sea-level and Storm Impacts on Estuarine Environments and Shorelines (SSIEES) project, scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center conducted a single-beam bathymetry survey within the estuarine, open-bay, and tidal creek environments of Grand Bay, Alabama-Mississippi, from May to June 2015. The goal of the SSIEES project is to assess the physical controls of sediment and material exchange between wetlands and estuarine environments along the northern Gulf of Mexico, specifically Grand Bay, Alabama-Mississippi; Vermilion Bay, Louisiana; and, along the east coast, within Chincoteague Bay, Virginia-Maryland. The data described in this report provide baseline bathymetric information for future research investigating wetland-marsh evolution, sediment transport, erosion, recent and long-term geomorphic change, and can also support the modeling of changes in response to restoration and storm impacts. The survey area encompasses more than 40 square kilometers of Grand Bay’s waters.

Suggested Citation

DeWitt, N.T., Stalk, C.A., Smith, C.G., Locker, S.D., Fredericks, J.J., McCloskey, T.A., and Wheaton, C.J., 2017, Single-beam bathymetry data collected in 2015 from Grand Bay, Alabama-Mississippi: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 1070, https://doi.org/10.3133/ds1070.

ISSN: 2327-638X (online)

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Table of Contents

  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Survey Overview
  • Data Acquisition
  • Data Processing
  • Error Analysis
  • Survey Products
  • Abbreviations
  • Selected References

Additional publication details

Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Single-beam bathymetry data collected in 2015 from Grand Bay, Alabama-Mississippi
Series title Data Series
Series number 1070
DOI 10.3133/ds1070
Year Published 2017
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center
Description HTML Document; Data Release
Country United States
State Alabama, Mississippi
Other Geospatial Grand Bay
Online Only (Y/N) Y
Additional Online Files (Y/N) Y