Composite Grayscale Image of the Sidescan Sonar Data From National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Survey H11076 of the Sea Floor in Quicks Hole, MA (H11076_GEO_1MSSS.TIF, Geographic)

Online link https://cmgds.marine.usgs.gov/catalog/whcmsc/open_file_report/ofr2006-1357/h11076_geo_1msss.tif.faq.html
Description The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), in cooperation with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management (MA CZM), is producing detailed geologic maps of the coastal sea floor. Imagery, originally collected by NOAA for charting purposes, provide a fundamental framework for research and management activities along this part of the Massachusetts coastline, show the composition and terrain of the seabed, and provide information on sediment transport and benthic habitat. Interpretive data layers were derived from multibeam echo-sounder and sidescan sonar data collected in the vicinity of Quicks Hole, a passage through the Elizabeth Islands that extend in a chain southwestward off Cape Cod, Massachusetts. In June 2005, bottom photographs and surficial sediment data were acquired as part of a ground-truth reconaissance survey. [More]
Originators U.S. Geological Survey; National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; Poppe, Lawrence J.; Ackerman, Seth D.; Foster, David S.; Blackwood, Dann S.; Butman, Bradford; Moser, M. S.; and Stewart, H. F.

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Thumbnail image showing the sidescan sonar imagery produced from data collected during NOAA survey H11076
Thumbnail image showing the sidescan sonar imagery produced from data collected during NOAA survey H11076