High-resolution swath interferometric data collected within Muskeget Channel, Massachusetts

Open-File Report 2012-1258
Prepared in cooperation with the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
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Swath interferometric bathymetery data were collected within and around Muskeget Channel and along select nearshore areas south and east of Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts. Data were collected aboard the U.S. Geological Survey research vessel Rafael in October and November 2010 in a collaborative effort between the U.S. Geological Survey and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. This report describes the data-collection methods and -processing steps and releases the data in geospatial format. These data were collected to support an assessment of the effect on sediment transport that a tidal instream energy conversion facility would have within Muskeget Channel. Baseline bathymetry data were obtained for the Muskeget Channel area, and surveys in select areas were repeated after one month to monitor sediment transport and bedform migration.

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title High-resolution swath interferometric data collected within Muskeget Channel, Massachusetts
Series title Open-File Report
Series number 2012-1258
DOI 10.3133/ofr20121258
Year Published 2014
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Description HTML Document
Country United States
State Massachusetts
Other Geospatial Muskeget Channel
Projection Universal Transverse Mercator projection
Online Only (Y/N) Y
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