Seafloor character, 5 m resolution--Offshore of Aptos, California

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Description This part of DS 781 presents data for the seafloor-character map Offshore of Aptos, California. Seafloor-character data are provided as two separate grids depending on resolution of the mapping system and processing method. This metadata file refers to the data included in "," which is accessible from These data accompany the pamphlet and map sheets of Cochrane, G.R., Johnson, S.Y., Dartnell, P., Greene, H.G., Erdey, M.D, Dieter, B.E., Golden, N.E., Hartwell, S.R., Ritchie, A.C., Kvitek, r.G., Maier, K.L., Endris, C.A., Davenport, C.W., Watt, J.T., Sliter, R.W., Finlayson, D.P., and Krigsman, L.M., (G.R. Cochrane and S.A. Cochran, eds.), 2016, California State Waters Map Series—Offshore of Aptos, California: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2016–1025, 43 p., 10 sheets, scale 1:24,000, This raster-format seafloor character map shows three substrate classes Offshore of Aptos, California. The substrate classes mapped in this area have been further divided into the following California Marine Life Protection Act depth zones and slope classes: Depth Zone 3 (30 to 100 m), Depth Zone 4 (100 to 200 m), Depth Zone 5 (greater than 200 m), Slope Class 1 (0 degrees - 5 degrees), and Slope Class 2 (5 degrees - 30 degrees). Depth Zones 1-2 (intertidal to 30 m), and Slopes Classes 3-4 (greater than 30 degrees) are not present in the region covered by this dataset. The map is created using a supervised classification method described by Cochrane (2008). References Cited: Cochrane, G.R., 2008, Video-supervised classification of sonar data for mapping seafloor habitat, in Reynolds, J.R., and Greene, H.G., eds., Marine habitat mapping technology for Alaska: Fairbanks, University of Alaska, Alaska Sea Grant College Program, p. 185-194, accessed April 5, 2011, at [More]
Originators Erdey, Mercedes D.; Cochrane, Guy R.; and Golden, Nadine E.

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Seafloor character types offshore of Aptos, 5m resolution.
Seafloor character types offshore of Aptos, 5m resolution.