Areas of high acoustic backscatter on the SIS-1000 1999 USGS sidescan sonar image of the Upper Continental Slope study area offshore of Louisiana (HIGHBACKSCATTER.SHP)

Online link https://cmgds.marine.usgs.gov/catalog/whcmsc/open_file_report/ofr2005-1071/highbackscattermeta.faq.html
Description This GIS is a component of the U.S. Geological Survey, Woods Hole Science Center's Gulf of Mexico GIS database for gas hydrates. This database is intended to organize and display sidescan sonar, seismic-reflection, and sediment sample information collected by the USGS as well as derivative interpretations that are relevant to ongoing hydrate studies in the Gulf of Mexico.
Originators Twichell, David C.; Cross, VeeAnn A.; Paskevich, Valerie F.; Hutchinson, Deborah R.; Winters, W. J.; and Hart, Patrick E.

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