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Bathymetric terrain model of the Atlantic margin for marine geological investigations

Open-File Report 2012-1266

Prepared in cooperation with the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
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DOI: 10.3133/ofr20121266

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Abstract

A bathymetric terrain model of the Atlantic margin covering almost 725,000 square kilometers of seafloor from the New England Seamounts in the north to the Blake Basin in the south is compiled from existing multibeam bathymetric data for marine geological investigations. Although other terrain models of the same area are extant, they are produced from either satellite-derived bathymetry at coarse resolution (ETOPO1), or use older bathymetric data collected by using a combination of single beam and multibeam sonars (Coastal Relief Model). The new multibeam data used to produce this terrain model have been edited by using hydrographic data processing software to maximize the quality, usability, and cartographic presentation of the combined 100-meter resolution grid. The final grid provides the largest high-resolution, seamless terrain model of the Atlantic margin..

Suggested Citation

Andrews, B.D., Chaytor, J.D., ten Brink, U.S., Brothers, D.S., Gardner, J.V., Lobecker, E.A., and Calder, B.R., 2016, Bathymetric terrain model of the Atlantic margin for marine geological investigations (ver. 2.0, May 2016): U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2012–1266, 12 p., 1 pl., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ofr20121266.

ISSN: 2331-1258 (online)

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Table of Contents

  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Common Processing Methods
  • Data Catalog
  • Map Plate
  • References Cited
  • Appendix 1. Individual Surveys Used as Sources for the Bathymetric Terrain Model for the Atlantic Margin of the United States

Additional publication details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Bathymetric terrain model of the Atlantic margin for marine geological investigations
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
2012-1266
DOI:
10.3133/ofr20121266
Edition:
Originally posted December 3, 2013; Version 2.0: May 25, 2016
Year Published:
2016
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Reston, VA
Contributing office(s):
Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Description:
Report: vi, 12 p.; Title Page; Plate: 34 x 44 inches
Country:
United States
Projection:
Mercator Projection
Online Only (Y/N):
Y
Additional Online Files (Y/N):
Y