Hatcher, Gerald A.

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GNSS locations of lakebed images collected near Dollar Point, Lake Tahoe, CA, March 10 and 11, 2021

This text file (2021-607-FA_Image_Locations.txt) provides the GNSS antenna location for underwater images collected near Dollar Point, Lake Tahoe, CA, using a recently developed towed-surface vehicle with multiple downward-looking underwater cameras. The GNSS antenna location for the time of each image capture is presented with greater precision than is stored in the individual image’s EXIF header due to decimal place limitations of the EXIF format.

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Overlapping lakebed images collected near Dollar Point, Lake Tahoe, CA, March 10 and 11, 2021

Underwater images were collected near Dollar Point, Lake Tahoe, CA, using a recently developed towed-surface vehicle with multiple downward-looking underwater cameras. The images are organized in zipped files grouped by survey line. The SQUID-5 system records images as TIFF (.tif) format to maintain the highest resolution and bit depth. Each image includes EXIF metadata, containing GNSS date, time, and latitude and longitude of the GNSS antenna mounted on the towed surface vehicle, copyright, keywords, and ...

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Bathymetric digital elevation model (DEM) of Eastern Dry Rocks coral reef, Florida, 2021

A digital elevation model (DEM) was created from underwater images collected at Eastern Dry Rocks coral reef near Key West, Florida, in May 2021 using the SQUID-5 camera system. The underwater images were processed using Structure-from-Motion (SfM) photogrammetry techniques into a classified two-class ('unclassified' and 'low noise') 3D point cloud. The DEM was derived in Metashape (ver. 1.6.5) from the point cloud, but it excludes the 'low noise' class. The DEM covers a rectangular area of seafloor ...

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GNSS locations of seabed images collected at Eastern Dry Rocks coral reef, Florida, 2021

This text file (SQUID5_EDR_2021_Image_Locations.txt) provides the GNSS antenna location for underwater images collected at Eastern Dry Rocks coral reef, near Key West, Florida, in May 2021, using the SQUID5 Structure-from-Motion (SfM) system, a towed-surface vehicle with five downward-looking underwater cameras developed by the U.S. Geological Survey. The GNSS antenna location for the time of each image capture is presented with greater precision than is stored in the individual image's EXIF header due to ...

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Orthoimagery of Eastern Dry Rocks coral reef, Florida, 2021

A seabed orthoimage was developed from underwater images collected at Eastern Dry Rocks coral reef near Key West, Florida, in May 2021 using the SQUID-5 camera system. The underwater images were processed using Structure-from-Motion (SfM) photogrammetry techniques. The orthoimage covers a rectangular area of seafloor approximately 800x160 meters (0.12 square kilometers) in size, and it was created using image-mosaicking methods and saved as a tiled, 5-mm resolution raster.

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Overlapping seabed images collected at Eastern Dry Rocks coral reef, Florida, 2021

Underwater images totaling 138,733 in number were collected at Eastern Dry Rocks coral reef, near Key West, Florida, in May 2021, using the SQUID5 Structure-from-Motion (SfM) system, a towed-surface vehicle with five downward-looking underwater cameras developed by the U.S. Geological Survey. The images are organized in zipped files grouped by survey line. The SQUID-5 records images as TIFF (.tif) format to maintain the highest resolution and bit depth. Each image includes EXIF metadata, containing GNSS ...

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Point cloud data of Eastern Dry Rocks coral reef, Florida, 2021

A three-dimensional point cloud (LAZ format) was developed from underwater images collected at Eastern Dry Rocks coral reef near Key West, Florida, in May 2021 using the SQUID-5 camera system and processed using Structure-from-Motion (SfM) photogrammetry techniques. Point cloud data include x,y,z positions, RGB colors, Metashape-computed confidence values, and a two-class classification ('unclassified' and 'low noise') derived from the confidence values. LAS (and its compressed form, LAZ) is an open format ...

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Digital elevation model (DEM) of Looe Key, Florida, 2021

A digital elevation model (DEM) was created from underwater images collected at Looe Key, Florida, in July 2021 using the SQUID-5 camera system. The underwater images were processed using Structure-from-Motion (SfM) photogrammetry techniques into a classified two-class ('unclassified' and 'low noise') 3D point cloud. The DEM was created in Metashape (ver. 1.6.6) from the point cloud, and includes points from both classes. The DEM covers a rectangular area of seafloor approximately 720x100 meters (0.072 ...

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GNSS locations of seabed images collected at Looe Key, Florida, 2021

The text file "SQUID5_LKR_2021_Image_Locations.txt" provides the GNSS antenna location for underwater images collected at Looe Key, Florida, in July 2021, using the SQUID5 Structure-from-Motion (SfM) system, a towed-surface vehicle with five downward-looking underwater cameras developed by the U.S. Geological Survey. The GNSS antenna location for the time of each image capture is presented with greater precision than is stored in the individual image EXIF headers due to decimal place limitations of the EXIF ...

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Orthoimagery of Looe Key, Florida, 2021

A seabed orthoimage was developed from underwater images collected at Looe Key, Florida, in July 2021 using the SQUID-5 camera system. The underwater images were processed using Structure-from-Motion (SfM) photogrammetry techniques. The orthoimage covers a rectangular area of seafloor approximately 720x100 meters (0.072 square kilometers) in size. It was created using image-mosaicking methods and saved as a tiled GeoTIFF raster at 5-millimeter resolution.

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Overlapping seabed images collected at Looe Key, Florida, 2021

A total of 94,567 underwater images were collected at Looe Key, Florida, in July 2021, using the SQUID5 Structure-from-Motion (SfM) system, a towed-surface vehicle with five downward-looking underwater cameras developed by the U.S. Geological Survey. The images are organized in zipped files grouped by survey line. The SQUID-5 records images in the Tagged Image File Format format to maintain the highest resolution and bit depth. Each image includes Exchangeable Image File (EXIF) metadata, containing Global ...

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Point cloud data of Looe Key, Florida, 2021

A three-dimensional point cloud (LAZ format) was developed from underwater images collected at Looe Key, Florida, in July 2021 using the SQUID-5 camera system and processed using Structure-from-Motion (SfM) photogrammetry techniques. Point cloud data include x,y,z positions, and RGB colors derived from the color-corrected imagery. LAS (and its compressed form, LAZ) is an open format developed for the efficient use of point cloud lidar data.

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Bathymetric digital elevation model (DEM) of Lake Tahoe near Dollar Point

Underwater images collected near Dollar Point in Lake Tahoe, California, were processed using Structure-from-Motion (SfM) photogrammetry techniques into a classified 3D point cloud. The DEM was derived in Metashape (ver. 1.6.4) from the point cloud, but it excludes the 'high noise' class. The DEM data were output as a geoTIFF raster at 25-mm resolution.

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Orthoimagery of Lake Tahoe near Dollar Point

Lakebed orthoimagery was developed from underwater images collected near Dollar Point in Lake Tahoe, California, and processed using Structure-from-Motion (SfM) photogrammetry techniques. The orthoimages were developed using both image-mosaic and image-averaging methods, which were then output as 5-mm resolution rasters. In general, the "Mosaic" product is somewhat sharper in resolution but will include some distinct seam lines and noticeable differences in image quality across the image. The "Average" ...

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Point cloud data of Lake Tahoe near Dollar Point

Three-dimensional point clouds (LAZ format) were developed from underwater images collected near Dollar Point in Lake Tahoe, California, and processed using Structure-from-Motion (SfM) photogrammetry techniques. Point cloud data include x,y,z positions, RGB colors, Metashape-computed confidence values, and a two-class classification ('unclassified' and 'high noise') derived from the confidence values. LAZ is an open format developed for the efficient use of point cloud lidar data. A description of the LAZ ...

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Near-bed velocity measurements in Monterey Bay during arrival of the 2010 Chile Tsunami

On February 27, 2010, a tsunami originating near Chile arrived in Monterey Bay, California. This data release comprises two hours of pressure and near-bed velocity data spanning the largest tsunami waves. At the time, the U.S. Geological Survey Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center had a remotely-controlled instrumented platform deployed adjacent to the Santa Cruz Municipal Wharf (mean depth 9 m) for collecting hydrodynamic and sediment transport data. In anticipation of the arrival of the tsunami, ...

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Backscatter-Oregon OCS Floating Wind Farm Site

This Data Release contains data from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) survey of the Oregon outer Continental shelf (OCS) Floating Wind Farm Site in 2014. The backscatter intensity data was collected along with bathymetry data by USGS during the period from August 20 to September 1, 2014, using a Reson 7111 multibeam echosounder. The mapping mission collected bathymetry data from about 163 m to 566 m depths on the Oregon outer continental shelf. The acquisition was funded by the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy ...

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Bathymetry Hillshade-Oregon OCS Floating Wind Farm Site

This Data Release contains data from the USGS survey of the Oregon OCS Floating Wind Farm Site in 2014. The shaded-relief raster was generated from bathymetry data collected by USGS during the period from August 20 to September 1, 2014. using a Reson 7111 multibeam echosounder. The mapping mission collected bathymetry data from about 163 m to 566 m depths on the Oregon outer continental shelf. The acquisition was funded by the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management.

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Bathymetry-Oregon OCS Floating Wind Farm Site

This Data Release contains data from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) survey of the Oregon outer continental shelf (OCS) Floating Wind Farm Site in 2014. The bathymetry raster was generated from bathymetry data collected by USGS during the period from August 20 to September 1, 2014, using a Reson 7111 multibeam echosounder. The mapping mission collected bathymetry data from about 163 m to 566 m depths on the Oregon outer continental shelf. The acquisition was funded by the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy ...

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Contours-Oregon OCS Floating Wind Farm Site

This data release contains data from the USGS field activity 2014-607-FA, a survey of the Oregon Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Floating Wind Farm Site in 2014. The bathymetry raster was generated from bathymetry data collected by U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) during the period from August 20 to September 1, 2014 using a Reson 7111 multibeam echosounder. The mapping mission collected bathymetry data from about 163 m to 566 m depths on the Oregon outer continental shelf. The acquisition was funded by the U.S. ...

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Geologic Observations-Oregon OCS Floating Wind Farm Site

This part of the Oregon Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Floating Windfarm Suite Data Release presents geological observations from video collected on U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) field activity 2014-607-FA in the Floating Wind Farm survey area. The survey was conducted using 12 hour day operations out of Charleston Harbor near Coos Bay, Oregon. The cruise plan consisted of 23 days on site split between sonar mapping and video ground truth surveying. Activities parsed out to nine days of sonar mapping, three ...

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Mammal Observations-Oregon OCS Floating Wind Farm Site

This part of the Oregon OCS Data Release presents marine mammal observations from U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) field activity 2014-607-FA in the Oregon Outer continental Shelf (OCS)Floating Wind Farm survey area. The survey was conducted using 12 hour day operations out of Charleston Harbor near Coos Bay, Oregon. The cruise plan consisted of 23 days on site split between sonar mapping and video ground truth surveying. Activities parsed out to nine days of sonar mapping, three days of video surveying, eight ...

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Video-OCS Floating Wind Farm Site

This data release contains digital video files from the USGS field activity 2014-607-FA, a survey of the Oregon Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Floating Wind Farm Site in 2014. Video data were collected over 3 days between September 6 and September 9, 2014 using a towed camera sled system. 11.6 hours of video were collected along 18 transects; the mean length of time per transect was 38 minutes. Video operations were conducted by deploying up drift of a target and drifting over it at speeds of 1 knot or ...

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Structure-from-Motion bathymetric maps from the Florida Keys, 2019

Structure-from-Motion (SfM) bathymetric maps were created using seafloor images collected using the new 5-camera system SfM Quantitative Underwater Imaging Device with Five Cameras (SQUID-5). Images were collected during July 2019 by towing the SQUID-5 in 3 to 4 meters of water off of Islamorada in the Florida Keys during 3 days. The five cameras were synchronized together and with a survey-grade Global Positioning System (GPS). Images were collected over diverse benthic settings, including living and ...

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Structure-from-Motion orthophotos from the Florida Keys, 2019

Georeferenced orthophotos were created from structure-from-motion (SfM) data using seafloor images collected using the new 5-camera system SfM Quantitative Underwater Imaging Device with Five Cameras (SQUID-5). Images were collected in July 2019 by towing the SQUID-5 in 3 to 4 meters of water off of Islamorada in the Florida Keys during 3 days. The five cameras were synchronized together and with a survey-grade Global Positioning System (GPS). Images were collected over diverse benthic settings, including ...

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Structure-from-Motion point clouds from the Florida Keys, 2019

Structure-from-Motion (SfM) point clouds were created from seafloor images collected using the new 5-camera system SfM Quantitative Underwater Imaging Device with Five Cameras (SQUID-5). Images were collected in July 2019 by towing the SQUID-5 in 3 to 4 meters of water off of Islamorada in the Florida Keys during 3 days. The five cameras were synchronized together and with a survey-grade Global Positioning System (GPS). Images were collected over diverse benthic settings, including living and senile reefs, ...

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Structure-from-Motion underwater photos from the Florida Keys, 2019

Underwater photos were collected using a new 5-camera system, the Structure-from-Motion (SfM) Quantitative Underwater Imaging Device with Five Cameras (SQUID-5). Images were collected in July 2019 by towing the SQUID-5 in 3 to 4 meters of water off of Islamorada in the Florida Keys. The five cameras were synchronized together and with a survey-grade Global Positioning System (GPS). Images were collected over diverse benthic settings, including living and senile reefs, rubble, and sand. The images are ...

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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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