Balster-Gee, Alicia F.

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Chirp seismic-reflection data of field activity 2015-651-FA; Chatham Strait and Cross Sound, southeastern Alaska from 2015-08-03 to 2015-08-21

This data release contains high-resolution seismic reflection data collected in August of 2015 to explore marine geologic hazards of inland waterways of southeastern Alaska. Sub-bottom profiles were acquired in the inland waters between Glacier Bay and Juneau, including Cross Sound and Chatham Strait. High-resolution seismic-reflection profiles were acquired to assess evidence for active seabed faulting and submarine landslide hazards. The data were collected aboard the US Geological Survey R/V Alaskan Gyre ...

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Multibeam bathymetry data between Cross Sound and Dixon Entrance, offshore southeastern Alaska, collected from 2016-05-17 to 2016-06-12 during field activity 2016-625-FA

Multibeam bathymetry data were collected along the Queen Charlotte-Fairweather Fault between Icy Point and Dixon Entrance, offshore southeastern Alaska from 2016-05-17 to 2016-06-12. Data were collected aboard the Alaska Department of Fish and Game R/V Medeia using a Reson SeaBat 7160 multibeam echosounder, Reson 7k Control Center, and HYPACK. This data release contains approximately 4,600 square kilometers of multibeam bathymetry and backscatter data, organized into zip files for each Julian Day of the ...

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Multichannel minisparker seismic-reflection data of field activity 2015-651-FA; Chatham Strait and Cross Sound, southeastern Alaska from 2015-08-03 to 2015-08-21

This data release contains high-resolution multichannel seismic (MCS) reflection data collected in August of 2015 to explore marine geologic hazards of inland waterways of southeastern Alaska. Sub-bottom profiles were acquired in the inland waters between Glacier Bay and Juneau, including Cross Sound and Chatham Strait. High-resolution seismic-reflection profiles were acquired to assess evidence for active seabed faulting and submarine landslide hazards. The data were collected aboard the US Geological ...

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Multichannel sparker seismic-reflection data between Cross Sound and Dixon Entrance, offshore southeastern Alaska, collected from 2016-05-17 to 2016-06-12 during field activity 2016-625-FA

Multichannel sparker (MCS) seismic-reflection data were collected along the Queen Charlotte-Fairweather Fault between Cross Sound and Dixon Entrance, offshore southeastern Alaska from 2016-05-17 to 2016-06-12. Data were collected aboard the Alaska Department of Fish and Game R/V Medeia, and recorded using a 32 channel GeoEel digital streamer, an Applied Acoustics power supply, and a SIG SLP 790 Sparker Electrode. MCS profiles were collected coincident with multibeam data collected at higher survey speeds (5 ...

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Multichannel sparker seismic-reflection data of field activity 2016-656-FA; between Icy Point and Dixon Entrance, Gulf of Alaska from 2016-08-07 to 2016-08-26

This data release contains high-resolution multichannel seismic (MCS) reflection data collected in August of 2016 along the southeast Alaska continental margin. Structure perpendicular MCS profiles were collected along the Queen Charlotte-Fairweather fault. The data were collected aboard the R/V Norseman using a Delta sparker sound source and recorded on a 64-channel digital streamer. Subbottom acoustic penetration spans up to several hundreds of meters, and is variable by location.

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Chirp seismic-reflection data of USGS field activity 2014-645-FA collected in the outer Santa Barbara Channel, California, between 2014-11-12 to 2014-11-25 (ver. 2.0, March 2020)

This data release contains 43 chirp sub-bottom profiles that were collected in November of 2014 from the Catalina and Santa Cruz Basins offshore southern California by the U.S. Geological Survey Pacific and Coastal Marine Science Center. Data were collected aboard the University of California’s R/V Robert Gordon Sproul on USGS cruise 2014-645-FA. Chirp profiles were collected to assess earthquake and submarine landslide hazards offshore southern California.

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Multichannel sparker and minisparker seismic-reflection data of USGS field activity 2014-645-FA collected in the outer Santa Barbara Channel, California, between 2014-11-12 to 2014-11-25 (ver. 2.0, March 2020)

This data release contains 35 multichannel sparker and 24 multichannel minisparker seismic reflection (MCS) profiles that were collected in November of 2014 from the Catalina and Santa Cruz Basins offshore southern California by the U.S. Geological Survey Pacific and Coastal Marine Science Center. Data were collected aboard the University of California’s R/V Robert Gordon Sproul on USGS cruise 2014-645-FA. MCS profiles were collected to assess earthquake and submarine landslide hazards offshore southern ...

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Multichannel minisparker seismic-reflection data of field activity 2015-617-FA; Monterey Bay, offshore central California from 2015-02-23 to 2015-03-06

This data release contains approximately 190 line-kilometers of processed, high-resolution multichannel seismic-reflection (MCS) profiles that were collected aboard the R/V Snavely in 2015 on U.S. Geological Survey cruise 2015-617-FA in Monterey Bay, offshore central California. The majority of MCS profiles collected are oriented north-south across the Monterey Canyon head to address marine geohazards and submarine canyon evolution. The MCS profiles were acquired using a 700-Joule minisparker source and a ...

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High-resolution acoustic backscatter data collected southwest of Chenega Island, Alaska during field activity 2014-622-FA

High-resolution acoustic backscatter data were collected by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the Alaska Department of Fish and Game in May of 2014 southwest of Chenega Island, Alaska. Data were collected aboard the Alaska Department of Fish and Game vessel, R/V Solstice, during USGS field activity 2014-622-FA, using a pole mounted 100-kHz Reson 7111 multibeam echosounder.

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High-resolution acoustic backscatter data collected southwest of Montague Island, Alaska during field activity 2014-622-FA

High-resolution acoustic backscatter data were collected by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the Alaska Department of Fish and Game in May of 2014 southwest of Montague Island, Alaska. Data were collected aboard the Alaska Department of Fish and Game vessel, R/V Solstice, during USGS field activity 2014-622-FA, using a pole mounted 100-kHz Reson 7111 multibeam echosounder.

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High-resolution multibeam bathymetry data collected southwest of Chenega Island, Alaska during field activity 2014-622-FA

High-resolution multibeam data were collected by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the Alaska Department of Fish and Game in May of 2014 southwest of Chenega Island, Alaska. Data were collected aboard the Alaska Department of Fish and Game vessel, R/V Solstice, during USGS field activity 2014-622-FA, using a pole mounted 100-kHz Reson 7111 multibeam echosounder.

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High-resolution multibeam bathymetry data collected southwest of Montague Island, Alaska during field activity 2014-622-FA

High-resolution multibeam data were collected by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the Alaska Department of Fish and Game in May of 2014 southwest of Montague Island, Alaska. Data were collected aboard the Alaska Department of Fish and Game vessel, R/V Solstice, during USGS field activity 2014-622-FA, using a pole mounted 100-kHz Reson 7111 multibeam echosounder.

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Minisparker seismic-reflection data collected southwest of Montague Island and southwest of Chenega, Alaska during field activity 2014-622-FA

High-resolution single channel minisparker seismic-reflection data were collected by the U.S. Geological Survey and the Alaska Department of Fish and Game in May 2014 in southern Prince William Sound southwest of Chenega and from southwest of Montague Island, Alaska. Data were collected aboard the Alaska Department of Fish and Game vessel, R/V Solstice, during field activity 2014-622-FA, using a 500 Joule SIG 2-mille minisparker sound source and a single channel streamer and recorded with a Triton SB-Logger ...

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Multichannel sparker seismic reflection data of USGS field activity 2018-658-FA collected between Cape Blanco and Cape Mendocino from 2018-10-04 to 2018-10-18

This data release contains processed high-resolution multichannel sparker seismic-reflection (MCS) data that were collected aboard Humboldt State University’s R/V Coral Sea in October of 2018 on U.S. Geological Survey cruise 2018-658-FA on the shelf and slope between Cape Blanco, Oregon, and Cape Mendocino, California. MCS data were collected to characterize quaternary deformation and sediment dynamics along the southern Cascadia margin.

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Archive of boomer subbottom data collected offshore Eureka, California during USGS field activity W-1-96-NC from 1996-06-29 to 1996-07-07

This data release contains boomer subbottom data collected in June and July of 1996 on the shelf and slope offshore Eureka, California. Subbottom acoustic penetration spans up to several tens of meters, and is variable by location. This data release contains digital SEG-Y data. The data were collected aboard the R/V Wecoma using a Huntec Hydrosonde Deep-Tow system.

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Chirp seismic-reflection data of USGS field activity 2016-616-FA collected in the Catalina Basin offshore southern California in February 2016

This data release contains 41 chirp sub-bottom profiles that were collected in February of 2016 from the Catalina Basin offshore southern California by the U.S. Geological Survey Pacific and Coastal Marine Science Center in cooperation with the University of Washington. Data were collected aboard the University of Washington’s R/V Thomas G. Thompson on USGS cruise 2016-616-FA. Chirp profiles were collected to image the Catalina and San Clemente fault systems as well as the San Gabriel Canyon system.

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Multichannel minisparker seismic-reflection data of USGS field activity 2016-616-FA collected in the Catalina Basin offshore southern California in February 2016

This data release contains 25 multichannel minisparker seismic reflection (MCS) profiles that were collected in February of 2016 from the Catalina Basin offshore southern California by the U.S. Geological Survey Pacific and Coastal Marine Science Center in cooperation with the University of Washington. Data were collected aboard the University of Washington’s R/V Thomas G. Thompson on USGS cruise 2016-616-FA. MCS profiles were collected to image the Catalina and San Clemente fault systems as well as the ...

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Chirp seismic-reflection data from USGS field activity G-01-13-GA collected in Port Valdez, Alaska, in September 2013

Chirp data were collected by the U.S. Geological Survey in September of 2013 in Port Valdez, Alaska. Data were collected aboard the USGS R/V Alaskan Gyre during field activity G-01-13-GA, using an EdgeTech SB-512i sub-bottom profiler. Sub-bottom acoustic penetration spans several tens of meters and is variable by location.

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Multichannel minisparker and boomer seismic-reflection data from USGS field activity G-01-13-GA collected in Port Valdez, Alaska, in September 2013

Multichannel minisparker and boomer seismic-reflection data were collected by the U.S. Geological Survey in September of 2013 in Port Valdez, Alaska. Data were collected aboard the USGS R/V Alaskan Gyre during field activity G-01-13-GA, using a 500-Joule SIG 2-mille minisparker or an Applied Acoustics triple plated S-Boomer sound source and a 24-channel Goemetrics hydrophone streamer. Sub-bottom acoustic penetration spans several hundreds of meters and is variable by location.

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Multichannel minisparker seismic-reflection data of USGS field activity 2016-666-FA collected in the Santa Barbara Basin in September and October of 2016

High-resolution multichannel minkisparker seismic-reflection (MCS) profiles were collected by the U.S. Geological Survey in September and October of 2016 from the northern portion of the Santa Barbara Basin offshore southern California. Data were collected aboard the USGS R/V Parke Snavely and NOAA R/V Shearwater during field activity 2016-666-FA using a SIG 2-mille minisparker and recorded using 48- or 24-channel Geometrics digital hydrophone streamer. Sub-bottom acoustic penetration spans several hundreds ...

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Chirp sub-bottom data of USGS field activity 2018-645-FA collected in the Santa Barbara Channel in July of 2018

High-resolution chirp sub-bottom data were collected by the U.S. Geological Survey in July of 2018 between Point Conception and Coal Oil Point in the Santa Barbara Channel, California. Data were collected aboard the USGS R/V Parke Snavely during field activity 2018-645-FA, using an EdgeTech SB-512i sub-bottom profiler. Sub-bottom acoustic penetration spans several tens of meters and is variable by location.

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Multichannel minisparker seismic-reflection data of USGS field activity 2018-645-FA collected in the Santa Barbara Channel in July of 2018

High-resolution multichannel minisparker seismic-reflection data were collected by the U.S. Geological Survey in July of 2018 between Point Conception and Coal Oil Point in the Santa Barbara Channel, California. Data were collected aboard the USGS R/V Parke Snavely during field activity 2018-645-FA, using SIG 2-mille minisparker and recorded using an 8-channel Geometrics digital hydrophone streamer. Sub-bottom acoustic penetration spans several hundreds of meters and is variable by location.

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High-resolution chirp seismic-reflection data collected offshore San Francisco, California, during field activity 2019-649-FA from 2019-10-11 to 2019-10-18

This part of the data release contains approximately 783 line-kilometers of processed, high-resolution, chirp seismic-reflection data that were collected aboard the R/V Bold Horizon in 2019 on U.S. Geological Survey cruise 2019-649-FA offshore San Francisco, California. The chirp profiles were acquired using an Edgetech 3200 5-16 chirp sub-bottom profiling system. These data are divided up and presented by navigation line, as reflected in the individual file names.

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Chirp sub-bottom data of USGS field activity 2017-612-FA collected in Puget Sound and Lake Washington, Washington in February of 2017

High-resolution chirp sub-bottom data were collected by the U.S. Geological Survey and the University of Washington in February of 2017 west of Seattle in Puget Sound and in Lake Washington, Washington. Data were collected aboard the University of Washington’s R/V Clifford A. Barnes during USGS field activity 2017-612-FA using an Edgetech SB-512i sub-bottom profiler. Sub-bottom acoustic penetration spans several tens of meters and is variable by location.

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Chirp sub-bottom data of USGS field activity K0211PS collected in Puget Sound, Washington in April of 2011

High-resolution chirp sub-bottom data were collected by the U.S. Geological Survey in April 2011 south of Bainbridge Island and west of Seattle in Puget Sound, Washington. Data were collected aboard the R/V Karluk during field activity K0211PS using an Edgetech SB-512i sub-bottom profiler. Sub-bottom acoustic penetration spans several tens of meters and is variable by location.

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Multichannel boomer data of USGS field activity 2017-612-FA collected in Lake Washington, Washington in February of 2017

High-resolution multichannel boomer seismic-reflection data were collected by the U.S. Geological Survey and the University of Washington in February of 2017 east of Seattle in Lake Washington, Washington. Data were collected aboard University of Washington’s R/V Clifford A. Barnes during USGS field activity 2017-612-FA using an Applied Acoustics triple plate S-Boom sound source and recorded on a 24 channel Geometrics digital hydrophone streamer. Sub-bottom acoustic penetration spans several hundreds of ...

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Multichannel minisparker data of USGS field activity 2017-612-FA collected in Puget Sound, Washington in February of 2017

High-resolution multichannel minisparker seismic-reflection data were collected by the U.S. Geological Survey and the University of Washington in February of 2017 west of Seattle in Puget Sound and in Lake Washington, Washington. Data were collected aboard University of Washington’s R/V Clifford A. Barnes during USGS field activity 2017-612-FA using a 500 Joule SIG 2-mille minisparker sound source and recorded on a 48 channel Geometrics digital hydrophone streamer. Sub-bottom acoustic penetration spans ...

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Marine sparker SEG-Y seismic data recorded aboard the R/V San Lorenzo using receive hydrophones during USGS field activity 2021-619-FA offshore Santa Cruz, California in April of 2021

Seismic data were recorded from the R/V San Lorenzo (RVSL; receive vessel) of a two-vessel marine sparker seismic survey conducted by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in April of 2021 off the coast of Santa Cruz, California (USGS field activity 2021-619-FA). The R/V Parke Snavely (RVPS; source vessel) towed a marine sparker sound source along seven depth site transects ranging between 25 and 600 meters. The RVSL maintained a nearly stationary position at the midpoint of each transect and recorded sound ...

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Marine sparker source SEG-Y seismic data recorded aboard the R/V Parke Snavely during USGS field activity 2021-619-FA offshore Santa Cruz, California in April of 2021

Seismic data were recorded aboard the R/V Parke Snavely (RVPS; source vessel) during USGS field activity 2021-619-FA. Data were recorded with a broadband spherical reference Reson TC4034 hydrophone positioned directly below the SIG ELP790 or the Applied Acoustics Delta sparker source which were towed from the stern of the vessel. Source data were recorded as the R/V Parke Snavely made several passes along 7 different water depth transects and are presented in SEG-Y format. Shot point navigation are provided ...

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Peak marine sparker amplitude data from calibrated source and receive hydrophones collected in April 2021 offshore Santa Cruz, California (USGS field activity 2021-619-FA), and pressure vs. offset plots

Peak amplitude values recorded at source and receive hydrophones during a two-vessel marine sparker seismic survey conducted by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in April of 2021 off the coast of Santa Cruz, California (USGS field activity 2021-619-FA) are presented. On the source vessel (R/V Parke Snavely; RVPS), near-field data were recorded using a broadband spherical reference Reson TC4034 hydrophone positioned 1-meter below the sparker source (either a SIG ELP790 or an Applied Acoustics Delta sparker) ...

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R/V Parke Snavely (source vessel) navigation and survey geometry from USGS field activity 2021-619-FA collected in April of 2021 offshore Santa Cruz, CA

Navigation data were recorded for the R/V Parke Snavely (RVPS; source vessel) during USGS field activity 2021-619-FA in April of 2021 off the coast of Santa Cruz, California. Data were collected as the RVPS towed a marine sparker sound source along seven depth site transects in water depths ranging between 25 and 600 meters. The R/V San Lorenzo (RVSL; receive vessel) maintained a nearly stationary position at the midpoint along the seven depth site transects and recorded sound with a calibrated hydrophone. ...

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R/V San Lorenzo (receive vessel) navigation and survey geometry from USGS field activity 2021-619-FA collected in April of 2021 offshore Santa Cruz, CA

Navigation data were recorded for the R/V San Lorenzo (RVSL; receive vessel) during USGS field activity 2021-619-FA in April of 2021 off the coast of Santa Cruz, California. Data were collected as the RVSL maintained a nearly stationary position at the midpoint along seven depth site transects in water depths ranging between 25 and 600 meters while the R/V Parke Snavely (RVPS; source vessel) towed a sparker sound source along the transects. Navigation data and survey geometry information (offset distances ...

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Sound velocity vs. depth plots and CTD cast data collected in April 2021 offshore Santa Cruz, California during USGS field activity 2021-619-FA

Sound velocity and CTD (conductivity, temperature, depth) cast data were collected at 9 sites offshore Santa Cruz, CA during USGS field activity 2021-619-FA in April of 2021. Aboard the R/V Parke Snavely (RVPS), a SonTek CastAway-CTD was used to collect these data at in the upper 67 meters of the water column. these data is provided in csv format, a shapefile of cast locations, as well as PNG plots of the speed of sound as a function of depth for each cast location.

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Reprocessed legacy seismic-reflection data from USGS field activity B-1-72-SC collected offshore central California

Seismic-reflection data were collected offshore central California in 1972 aboard the USNS Bartlett (USGS Field Activity B-1-72-SC). In 2021 these legacy data were reprocessed to improve accuracy and geologic resolvability of California’s continental margin.

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Reprocessed legacy seismic-reflection data from USGS field activity B-1-72-SC collected offshore southern California

Seismic-reflection data were collected offshore southern California in 1972 aboard the USNS Bartlett (USGS Field Activity B-1-72-SC). In 2021 these legacy data were reprocessed to improve accuracy and geologic resolvability of California’s continental margin.

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Reprocessed multichannel seismic reflection data acquired offshore Southern California during USGS field activity O-1-99-SC

Multichannel seismic (MCS) data were collected by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in June of 1999 in the coastal zone and continental shelf between Los Angeles and San Diego, offshore California (USGS field activity O199SC). In 2021 these data were reprocessed to improve accuracy and resolvability of geologic structures and fault systems of California’s continental margin.

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Acoustic-backscatter data of USGS field activity 2016-666-FA collected in the Santa Barbara Basin in September and October of 2016

These metadata describe acoustic-backscatter data collected during an October 2016 multibeam-echosounder survey of the northern portion of the Santa Barbara Channel, California. Data were collected and processed by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center (PCMSC) with fieldwork activity number 2016-666-FA. The acoustic-backscatter data are provided as a GeoTIFF image.

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Multibeam bathymetry data of USGS field activity 2016-666-FA collected in the Santa Barbara Basin in September and October of 2016

These metadata describe bathymetry data collected during an October 2016 multibeam-echosounder survey of the northern portion of the Santa Barbara Channel, California. Data were collected and processed by the the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center (PCMSC) with fieldwork activity number 2016-666-FA. The bathymetry data are provided as a GeoTIFF image.

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High-resolution Chirp seismic-reflection data from USGS cruise 2018-641-FA, collected in south-central California in support of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM)-funded California Deepwater Investigations and Groundtruthing (Cal DIG I) offshore alternative energy project from 2018-08-29 to 2018-09-20

High-resolution Chirp seismic-reflection data were collected offshore south-central California as part of a geophysical survey aboard the NOAA Ship Rainier during two legs at sea, the first from 8/28/2018 to 9/7/2018 and the second from 9/10/2018 to 9/21/2018. The data were collected using an Edgetech 512i towfish with a 1-6 kHz sweep. Consistently high winds and rough seas prevented additional Chirp data collection and caused noisy data in some cases, especially during the second leg of the survey, which ...

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High-resolution multi-channel seismic-reflection data from USGS cruise 2018-641-FA, collected in south-central California in support of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM)-funded California Deepwater Investigations and Groundtruthing (Cal DIG I) offshore alternative energy project from 2018-08-29 to 2018-09-20

Multi-channel seismic (MCS) reflection data were collected as part of a geophysical survey aboard the NOAA Ship Rainier during two legs at sea, the first from 8/28/2018 to 9/7/2018 and the second from 9/10/2018 to 9/21/2018. The data were collected using a SIG 2-Mille minisparker and a 64-channel streamer, although the majority of the survey was conducted using a 56-channel setup due to technical issues with one 8-channel section early on in the survey. The MCS data were processed to post-stack time ...

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Sub-bottom chirp data acquired in the Salton Sea, California, between 2006 and 2008

More than 1,000 line-km of sub-bottom chirp data were collected with an Edgetech 0.5-16 kHz subscan system by Scripps Institution of Oceanography between 2006 and 2008 in the Salton Sea, California, with assistance from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). Data were subsequently donated by Scripps to the USGS for public release (USGS field activity identifier 2006-603-DD).

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Core logger data from vibracores collected offshore San Francisco, California, during field activity 2019-649-FA from 2019-10-11 to 2019-10-18

This section of the data release contains core logger tabular data of 34 vibracores that were collected aboard the R/V Bold Horizon in 2019 on U.S. Geological Survey Field Activity 2019-649-FA offshore San Francisco, California. The cores were analyzed for gamma ray density and magnetic susceptibility. The logging was performed at 1-cm intervals from the top of each core section. In addition to the core logger data, the locations of the cores are available as either a comma-delimited file or a shapefile.

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Photographs of vibracores collected offshore San Francisco, California, during field activity 2019-649-FA from 2019-10-11 to 2019-10-18

This section of the data release contains photographs of 34 vibracores that were collected aboard the R/V Bold Horizon in 2019 on U.S. Geological Survey Field Activity 2019-649-FA offshore San Francisco, California. Continuous line-scan photographs were created in the lab to assess sand and gravel resources in Federal and State waters for potential use in future beach nourishment projects along stretches of the coast where critical erosion hotspots have been identified.

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Marine magnetic data collected offshore San Francisco, California, during field activity 2019-649-FA from 2019-10-11 to 2019-10-18

This part of the data release contains marine magnetic data that were collected aboard the R/V Bold Horizon in 2019 on U.S. Geological Survey Field Activity 2019-649-FA offshore San Francisco, California.

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Sediment grain-size data from vibracore samples collected offshore San Francisco, California, during field activity 2019-649-FA from 2019-10-11 to 2019-10-18

This section of the data release contains grain-size and total organic carbon (TOC) analyses of 132 samples taken from vibracores that were collected aboard the R/V Bold Horizon in 2019 on U.S. Geological Survey Field Activity 2019-649-FA offshore San Francisco, California. The samples were analyzed for percent weight of grain size and total organic carbon. The samples were taken at approx. 50 cm intervals from (and including) the core-catcher, which represents the bottom of the core.

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