>In a few instances, when multiple photographic transects were conducted at approximately the same site, the stations were named using a number and in some instances a letter (e.g. 3131a) or a decimal number (3131.1) suffix was appended. During the project, this station numbering scheme was not consistent, so that some station names used one format and some the other. For the purpose of these data, all photographic images were renamed using the number and letter format for the station name where necessary. For example, station 3131.1 is now named 3131a.;
>(example: andr95036_q6_1128a_025.jpg); andr: vessel name code (Peter W. Anderson); 95036: USGS Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center Field Activity Number; 95: last two digits of year; 036: thirty-sixth field activity of the year; q6: location is Quadrangle 6; 1128a: Station number in Quadrangle 6; 025: Image number on archived CD ROM for the cruise (multiple images at a station are numbered in the sequence they were collected);
The images were acquired to provide information on the geological and biological characteristics of the seabed to be used in groundtruthing multibeam sonar imagery and producing interpretive maps of the regional sea floor. This metadata represents the metadata for all the images although for convenience, the images are distributed based on quadrangle.
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Access_Constraints:To view EXIF comments users need to open downloaded photographs using an image viewer capable of reading the EXIF header.Use_Constraints:Public domain data from the U.S. Government are freely redistributable with proper metadata and source attribution. Please recognize the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) as the source of this information.
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|Data format:||Medium and High resolution JPEG images of the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary region's seabed. EXIF and Comment Excel spreadsheet for individual quadrangles in format JPEG|
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