Originator: Mark Hansen
Single-Beam Bathymetry Sounding Data of Estero Bay, Florida (2003) in XYZ format
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: tabular digital data
Archive of Bathymetry Data Collected in South Florida from 1995 to 2015
Issue_Identification: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series-1031
Publication_Place: St. Petersburg, Florida
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
The Estero Bay watershed is under significant development pressure with potential impacts on storm water runoff characteristics, and changes in salinity patterns, nutrient and turbidity levels. Environmental quality in the bay is particularly vulnerable to future degradation due to increasing urbanization and the Bay's limited volume. In recent years, the Caloosahatchee Estuary system has also been impacted due to development and water management activities. These impacts have prompted the development of Minimum Flows and Levels (MFLs) for the Caloosahatchee River by the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD). A District revision of the MFLs for the Caloosahatchee River and Estero Bay regions required the development of hydrodynamic and water quality models.
The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), in cooperation with SFWMD, performed a bathymetric survey of lower Estero Bay using single-beam and aircraft-based lidar systems. High resolution, acoustic and lidar bathymetric surveying are proven methods to map sea and river floor elevations. Survey track-lines were spaced 250-meters apart orientated along long axis of the river, bays, and estuaries. Several perimeter survey lines were also collected.
This report serves as an archive of processed lidar bathymetry data that were collected in Estero Bay, Florida in 2003. Geographic Information System (GIS) data products include XYZ data, bathymetric contours, and a USGS quadrangle map. Additional files include formal Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) metadata.
This project addressed the collection and interpretation of data necessary to develop the present day bathymetry of the Estero Bay region. This project supports several SFWMD efforts including the proposed MFL development for Estero Bay, which was due in 2006, the revisit of the Estero Bay Estuary MFL and the Southwest Florida Feasibility Study all of which would utilize hydrodynamic model results. The project also supports other non-modeling efforts such as the determination of the oligolialine zone in the Estero Bay system.
Data assumed to be constant over time but may change due to geologic processes.
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: None planned
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: USGS Metadata Identifier
Theme_Keyword: circulation model
Theme_Keyword: sediment dynamics
Theme_Keyword: System for Accurate Nearshore Depth Surveying
Theme_Keyword: single beam
Theme_Keyword: U.S. Geological Survey
Theme_Keyword: Coastal and Marine Geology Program
Theme_Keyword: St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center
Theme_Keyword: sea floor
Theme_Keyword: water depth
Theme_Keyword: Experimental Advanced Airborne Research Lidar
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Theme_Keyword: inland waters
Theme_Keyword: geoscientific information
Theme_Keyword: imagery Base MapsEarth Cover
Department of Commerce, 2001, Countries, Dependencies, Areas of
Special Sovereignty, and Their Principal Administrative Divisions,
Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 10-4, Washington,
D.C., National Institute of Standards and Technology
Place_Keyword: United States
U.S. Department of Commerce, 1987, Codes for the identification of
the States, the District of Columbia and the outlying areas of the
United States, and associated areas (Federal Information Processing
Standard 5-2): Washington, D. C., NIST
Department of Commerce, 1990, Counties and Equivalent Entities of
the United States, Its Possessions, and Associated Areas, FIPS 6-3,
Washington, DC, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Place_Keyword: Estero Bay
Place_Keyword: Matlacha Pass
Place_Keyword: Ft. Myers
Place_Keyword: Gulf of Mexico
Place_Keyword: Lake Okeechobee
Place_Keyword: Caloosahatchee River
Place_Keyword: Charlotte Harbor
Place_Keyword: Sanibel Island
Place_Keyword: Captiva Island
Place_Keyword: Fort Myers Beach
The U.S. Geological Survey requests that it be referenced as the originator of this dataset in any future products or research derived from these data.
Use_Constraints: These data should not be used for navigational purposes.
Contact_Person: Mark Hansen
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (727) 502-8000
Address: 600 Fourth Street South
City: St. Petersburg
South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) provided funding for the study. The project was conducted as a cooperative study by personnel from the USGS in St. Petersburg, FL and the SFWMD, in Fort Myers, FL. Mark Hansen was the USGS principal investigator. Gina Perry performed a significant portion of bathymetric survey data collection and processing.
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Hydrodynamic and Bathymetric Characteristics of South Florida Estuarine and Coastal Systems
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: multimedia presentation
Series_Name: USGS South Florida Information Access (SOFIA)
Issue_Identification: Web report
Publication_Place: St. Petersburg, FL
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey