The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) collected high-resolution multichannel seismic-reflection (MCS) profiles in 2015 across Monterey Bay, offshore central California. The goals of the MCS survey were to provide higher-resolution imaging of a buried paleochannel complex recently identified below the continental shelf adjacent to Monterey Canyon head and to complete a grid of subbottom data with existing single-channel seismic reflection profiles across Monterey Bay (Sliter and others, 2013). This cruise was funded by the USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program and provided an extended shakedown test of a new multichannel streamer.
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Use_Constraints:USGS-authored or produced data and information are in the public domain from the U.S. Government and are freely redistributable with proper metadata and source attribution. Please recognize and acknowledge the U.S. Geological Survey as the originator of the dataset and in products derived from these data. This information is not intended for navigation purposes.
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|Data format:||Zip file contains the processed seismic data per navigation line in format SEG-Y (version SEG-Y rev 1) Size: 1280|
Use of SEG-Y data requires specialized software, such as ProMax and Seisworks by Landmark Geophysical; FOCUS and SeisX by Paradigm Geophysical; SPW by Parallel Geoscience; VISTA by Seismic Image Software; SeiSee by Dalmorneftegeophysica (DMNG); amongst others.