High-resolution multibeam backscatter data collected in 2004 for the northern Channel Islands region, southern California

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Description This data release presents data for 5-m resolution acoustic-backscatter data of the northern Channel Islands region, southern California. In 2004 the U.S. Geological Survey, Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center collected multibeam-bathymetry and acoustic-backscatter data in the northern Channel Islands region, southern California. The region was mapped aboard the R/V Ewing using a Kongsberg Simrad EM-1002 multibeam echosounder. These data were previously published on-line at http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2005/1153/. In this data release the data have been reprocessed to a finer spatial resolution (5-m versus 15-m) using more modern processing techniques. Due to the large file sizes the entire survey area is provided as two ASCIIRaster files (one for the north portion of the study area and another for the south). A few survey line files in the northern region did not process and are missing from the ASCIIRaster file. [More]
Originators Dartnell, Peter and Cochrane, Guy R.

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