CMECS geoform, CMECS substrate, and surficial geology offshore of Arcata, California

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Description This substrate, geomorphic, and geologic attributed polygon shapefile in the Offshore of Arcata, California, map area is part of USGS Data Series 781 (Golden and Cochrane, 2019). The map area is one of 83 map areas of the California State Waters Map Series. The polygons are derived from multibeam echosounder (MBES) data and derivatives of that data using video-supervised and unsupervised classification. Attributes and attribute values are named following the Coastal and Marine Ecological Classification Standard (CMECS; Federal Geographic Data Committee, 2012) to be useful for ecosystems management. [More]
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