Bathymetric data collected by the U.S. Geological Survey offshore of the Chandeleur Islands, LA, 2006-2007 (BATHY_GRD.ASC, ESRI ASCII GRID)

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: U.S. Geological Survey
Publication_Date: 2009
Title:
Bathymetric data collected by the U.S. Geological Survey offshore of the Chandeleur Islands, LA, 2006-2007 (BATHY_GRD.ASC, ESRI ASCII GRID)
Edition: 1.0
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: raster digital data
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Open-File Report
Issue_Identification: 2008-1195
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center, Woods Hole, MA
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey, Coastal and Marine Geology Program
Online_Linkage: https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20081195
Online_Linkage: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2008/1195/html/gis.html
Online_Linkage: Larger_Work_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Wayne E. Baldwin
Originator: Elizabeth A. Pendleton
Originator: David C. Twichell
Publication_Date: 2009
Title:
Geophysical Data from offshore of the Chandeleur Islands, Eastern Mississippi Delta
Edition: 1.0
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Open-File Report
Issue_Identification: 2008-1195
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Reston, VA
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Online_Linkage: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2008/1195/
Description:
Abstract:
In 2006 and 2007, the U.S. Geological Survey, in partnership with Louisiana Department of Natural Resources and the University of New Orleans, conducted geologic mapping to characterize the sea floor and shallow subsurface stratigraphy offshore of the Chandeleur Islands in Eastern Louisiana. The mapping was carried out during two cruises on the R/V Acadiana. Data were acquired with the following equipment: an SEA Ltd SwathPlus interferometric sonar (234 kHz), Klein 3000 dual frequency sidescan sonar, and an Edgetech 512i chirp subbottom profiling system. The long-term goal of this mapping effort is to produce high-quality geologic maps and geophysical interpretations that can be utilized to investigate the impact of Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and to identify sand resources within the region.
Purpose:
This grid represents approximately 470 square km of bathymetric data that were collected in 2006 and 2007. These data are used to define the sea-floor morphology offshore of the Chandeleur Islands in Eastern Louisiana.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 20060708
Ending_Date: 20070622
Currentness_Reference:
ground condition of two separate cruises - 20060708 to 20060719 and 20070610 to 20070622
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: None planned
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -89.298264
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -88.751860
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 30.117223
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 29.382588
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: USGS Metadata Identifier
Theme_Keyword: USGS:b255cbca-45c5-4e3c-9ec6-7541d040972b
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Theme_Keyword: U.S. Geological Survey
Theme_Keyword: USGS
Theme_Keyword: Woods Hole Science Center
Theme_Keyword: WHSC
Theme_Keyword: Coastal and Marine Geology Program
Theme_Keyword: CMGP
Theme_Keyword: bathymetry
Theme_Keyword: swath bathymetry
Theme_Keyword: interferometry
Theme_Keyword: sea-floor morphology
Theme_Keyword: ArcRaster grid
Theme_Keyword: WHSC field activity serial number 06015
Theme_Keyword: WHSC field activity serial number 07007
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Theme_Keyword: oceans
Theme_Keyword: elevation
Theme_Keyword: imageryBaseMapsEarthCover
Theme_Keyword: geoscientificInformation
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: Data Categories for Marine Planning
Theme_Keyword: distributions
Theme_Keyword: bathymetry and elevation
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: USGS Thesaurus
Theme_Keyword: interferometric sonar
Theme_Keyword: bathymetry measurement
Theme_Keyword: bathymetry
Theme_Keyword: marine geophysics
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Place_Keyword: Louisiana
Place_Keyword: Chandeleur Islands
Place_Keyword: Breton Island
Place_Keyword: Gosier Island
Place_Keyword: Curlew Island
Place_Keyword: Mississippi River Gulf Outlet
Place_Keyword: New Harbor Islands
Place_Keyword: North Islands
Place_Keyword: North-Central Gulf Coast
Place_Keyword: United States
Place_Keyword: Gulf of Mexico
Place_Keyword: MRGO
Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints:
These data are NOT to be used for navigation. Public domain data from the U.S. Government are freely redistributable with proper metadata and source attribution. Please recognize the U.S. Geological Survey as the originator of the dataset.
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: David C. Twichell
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Position: Oceanographer
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 384 Woods Hole Rd.
City: Woods Hole
State_or_Province: MA
Postal_Code: 02543-1598
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (508) 548-8700x2266
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (508) 457-2310
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: dtwichell@usgs.gov
Browse_Graphic:
Browse_Graphic_File_Name: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2008/1195/images/bathy_grd.jpg
Browse_Graphic_File_Description: color coded image of bathymetry
Browse_Graphic_File_Type: JPEG
Native_Data_Set_Environment:
Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition Version 2003 Service Pack 2; ESRI ArcCatalog 9.2.4.1420
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Craig Martin
Publication_Date: unpublished material
Title: NOAA/NOS Hydrographic Planning Team (HPT) tide zone model
Online_Linkage: http://www.tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov/hydro.html
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Jonathan Beaudoin
Publication_Date: 2002
Title: Hitchhiker's Guide to SwathEd...
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Fredericton, New Brunswick, CA
Publisher: Ocean Mapping Group - University of New Brunswick
Online_Linkage:
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator: J. F. Luis
Publication_Date: 2007
Title: Mirone: A multi-purpose tool for exploring grid data.
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: document
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Computers & Geosciences
Issue_Identification: 33
Other_Citation_Details:
Original online link that no longer seems valid: http://w3.ualg.pt/~jluis/mirone/mirone_Refs.htm
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator: P. Wessel and W. H. F. Smith
Publication_Date: 1998
Title: New, improved version of the Generic Mapping Tools released
Series_Information:
Series_Name: EOS Transactions
Issue_Identification: 79
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Washington, D.C.
Publisher: American Geophyscial Union
Online_Linkage: http://gmt.soest.hawaii.edu/
Data_Quality_Information:
Logical_Consistency_Report: Information unavailable from original metadata.
Completeness_Report:
All shore parallel survey lines were incorporated. Tie (shore perpendicular) lines were not used in grid generation.
Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
These data were navigated with a Differential Global Positioning System (DGPS), which is assumed to be accurate to +/- 1 to 2 meters, horizontally. Unless noted, all DGPS data are referenced to WGS84, and distance between sidemounted interferometric sonar and GPS antennae are corrected.
Vertical_Positional_Accuracy:
Vertical_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
The theoretical vertical resolution of the SEA Ltd SwathPlus interferometric sonar is 1 % of water depth, approximately 0.1 m within the study area. In 2006, ship motion was recorded with a TSS DMS 2-05 and used to correct for vessel roll, pitch, heave, and yaw. In 2007, the Octopus F180 Attitude and Positioning system was used to correct ship motion. Tidal offsets were corrected with a NOAA tide zone model and referenced to mean lower low water. Errors associated with the tidal zone model could be less than or equal to the tidal range for this area which is ~0.4 m. The gridding algorithm and cell size used on these data could introduce errors as great as 3 m along the edges of the MRGO channel. Gridding-induced errors are likely much smaller (< 0.5 m) for most of the study area where slopes are less that 10 degrees. Changes in ship draft due to water and fuel usage were not considered.
Lineage:
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: U.S. Geological Survey
Publication_Date: Unpublished material
Title: Bathymetry data collection
Type_of_Source_Media: disc
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 20060708
Ending_Date: 20070622
Source_Currentness_Reference:
ground condition of two separate cruises - 20060708 to 20060719 and 20070610 to 20070622
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: raw bathy data
Source_Contribution:
Data acquisition at sea (2006; 2007): These bathymetric data were collected with a SEA Ltd Swathplus interferometric sonar (234 kHz) mounted on the portside of the R/V Acadiana of Loreauville, LA. The data were acquired during 2 cruises with SwathPlus Software (version: none) in July 2006 and June of 2007. Data were collected along tracklines spaced 100 to 125 m apart in the shore parallel direction and about 1 km apart in the shore perpendicular direction at a speed of 1.5 to 2.5 m/s. Sound velocity profiles were acquired approximately every 6 to 8 hours during the surveys using an Applied MicroSystems SVPlus Sound Velocimeter.
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
A suite of processing software called SwathEd (version: none) developed by the University of New Brunswick - Ocean Mapping Group (<www.omg.unb.ca/~jhc/SwathEd.html>) was used to process, edit, and archive the bathymetric soundings after collection (Beaudoin, 2002). The processing and editing steps were: 1. The raw Submetrix 2000 Series data were 'unraveled'. This process creates several files on disk: bathymetric soundings, raw sidescan-sonar backscatter, navigation, parameter files describing the configuration of the system (i.e. offsets between motion reference unit and GPS antenna, etc), and sound velocity at the transducer and sound velocity profiler information. 2. The navigation data were edited on screen using the SwathEd routine 'jview' to remove undesirable points, including turns at the ends of survey lines. Jview also rejects stray GPS fixes outside of the survey area - a parameter set by the operator. 3. The soundings for each trackline were edited using SwathEd. Blocks of data across and along a trackline can be displayed in a SwathEd window. Anomalous points were identified by comparison to other points (i.e. standard deviation of a swath section) and removed in a process known as 'fluffing'. 4. The bathymetric soundings from each processed data file were mapped onto a Mercator grid (UTM zone 16N) from the original acquired projection which was geographic WGS84 using weigh_grid with grid nodes spaced at 5 meters. The weigh_grid program creates a Digital Terrain Model (DTM) by summing up the weighted contributions of all the provided data into the DTM. The weighted contributions only extend to a user defined region around the true location of the estimated depth value. Processing took place in 2006 and 2007.
Process_Date: 2007
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Wayne E. Baldwin
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Position: Geologist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 384 Woods Hole Rd.
City: Woods Hole
State_or_Province: MA
Postal_Code: 02543-1598
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (508) 548-8700x2226
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (508) 457-2310
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: wbaldwin@usgs.gov
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
The data were corrected for errors in soundings due to sound refraction, caused by variations in sound velocity profile, using the SwathEd refraction tool (version: none). These artifacts can be recognized in a cross-swath profile of a relatively flat patch of sea floor. When viewing the swath data across a profile, the sea floor will appear to have a "frown" or "smile" when in fact the data should be flat across the profile. Insufficient and/or erroneous sound velocity information, which is usually due to too widely spaced or non-existent velocity profiles within an area, results in an under or over-estimate of water depth which increases with distance from the center of the swath. For a discussion of how this effect can be recognized in a swath bathymetric data file, see <http://www.omg.unb.ca/AAAS/UNB_Seafloor_Mapping.html>. 2. The bathymetric data were corrected to mean lower low water using discrete tidal-zoning models (DTZ) developed by NOAA/NOS's Hdrographic Planning Team (Martin, personal communication, 2006; 2007) (<http://www.tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov/hydro.html.). The DTZ models corrected differences in tidal phase and amplitude between the survey areas and observations made at NOS tide gauges at Gulfport Harbor (8745557) in 2006, and Bay Waveland Yacht Club (8747437) in 2007. The tidal zone models were imported into CARIS (version: HIPS and SIPS 6.1) as text files and used to correct tidal observations for each survey. The corrected values were then exported from CARIS as ASCII text files and converted to binary files (using SwathEd 'binTide') that could be imported into SwathEd. 'mergeTide' in SwathEd was used to apply the corrected tidal data to the swath soundings creating new sounding values relative to MLLW. 3. A 5-meter grid of tide corrected bathymetric soundings was created using weigh_grid. 4. The processed 5-m bathymetric grid was converted from OMG .r4 format to ASCII x,y,z data in DMagic (Data Magician (version 6.4.0a, Build 474 Professional)). Processing took place in 2006 and 2007.
Process_Date: 2007
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Wayne E. Baldwin
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Position: Geologist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 384 Woods Hole Rd.
City: Woods Hole
State_or_Province: MA
Postal_Code: 02543-1598
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (508) 548-8700x2226
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (508) 457-2310
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: wbaldwin@usgs.gov
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
The 5-m ASCII x,y,z file (for each cruise; 2006 and 2007) was gridded in GMT (version: 4.2.1; Wessel and Smith, 1998) using 'blockmedian' with a cell size of 50 meters. This routine was conducted to minimize edge effects in the 'surface' gridding routine because these data were collected at approximately 45-50% seafloor coverage. Next a tension spline routine in GMT was used ('surface'). The tension was set to 0.25.
Process_Date: 2007
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Elizabeth A. Pendleton
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Position: Geologist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 384 Woods Hole Rd.
City: Woods Hole
State_or_Province: MA
Postal_Code: 02543-1598
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (508) 548-8700 x2259
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (508) 457-2310
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: ependleton@usgs.gov
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
The GMT grid (*.grd) was then converted to an ESRI Binary Grid via Mirone (version 1.2.3; Luis, 2007) and Matlab R2007b (version 7.5.0.342) - save grid as - ArcGIS binary grid. The projection was defined in ArcMap (version: 9.2; build 1420) using Data Management Tools - Projections and Transformations - Define Projection: UTM, zone 16N, WGS84 Datum.
Process_Date: 2007
Source_Produced_Citation_Abbreviation: BATHY
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Elizabeth A. Pendleton
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Position: Geologist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 384 Woods Hole Rd.
City: Woods Hole
State_or_Province: MA
Postal_Code: 02543-1598
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (508) 548-8700x2259
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (508) 457-2310
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: ependleton@usgs.gov
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
The ESRI Binary Grid was converted to an ASCII grid with an ESRI header using ArcToolbox (version 9.2; build 1420) -- Conversion Tools -- From Raster -- Raster to ASCII; in order to distribute these data via zipped files.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: BATHY_GRD
Process_Date: Unknown
Source_Produced_Citation_Abbreviation: BATHY_GRD.ASC
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Elizabeth A. Pendleton
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Position: Geologist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 384 Woods Hole Road
City: Woods Hole
State_or_Province: MA
Postal_Code: 02543-1598
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (508) 548-8700 x2259
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (508) 457-2310
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: ependleton@usgs.gov
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Edits to the metadata were made to fix any errors that MP v 2.9.34 flagged. This is necessary to enable the metadata to be successfully harvested for various data catalogs. In some cases, this meant adding text "Information unavailable" or "Information unavailable from original metadata" for those required fields that were left blank. Other minor edits were probably performed (title, publisher, publication place, etc.). The format of the time period of content had to be fixed. Formatting of the cross-references was fixed to meet the metadata standard. The source information was incomplete and had to be modified to meet the standard. The distribution format name was modified in an attempt to be more consistent with other metadata files of the same data format. The metadata date (but not the metadata creator) was edited to reflect the date of these changes. The metadata available from a harvester may supersede metadata bundled within a download file. Compare the metadata dates to determine which metadata file is most recent.
Process_Date: 20161101
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Person: VeeAnn A. Cross
Contact_Position: Marine Geologist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical
Address: 384 Woods Hole Road
City: Woods Hole
State_or_Province: MA
Postal_Code: 02543
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 508-548-8700 x2251
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 508-457-2310
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: vatnipp@usgs.gov
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Keywords section of metadata optimized for discovery in USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Data Catalog.
Process_Date: 20170214
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Person: Alan O. Allwardt
Contact_Position: Contractor -- Information Specialist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical
Address: 2885 Mission Street
City: Santa Cruz
State_or_Province: CA
Postal_Code: 95060
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 831-460-7551
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 831-427-4748
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: aallwardt@usgs.gov
Process_Step:
Process_Description: Crossref DOI link was added as the first link in the metadata.
Process_Date: 20191118
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Person: VeeAnn A. Cross
Contact_Position: Marine Geologist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical
Address: 384 Woods Hole Road
City: Woods Hole
State_or_Province: MA
Postal_Code: 02543-1598
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 508-548-8700 x2251
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 508-457-2310
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: vatnipp@usgs.gov
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Added keywords section with USGS persistent identifier as theme keyword.
Process_Date: 20200908
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Person: VeeAnn A. Cross
Contact_Position: Marine Geologist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical
Address: 384 Woods Hole Road
City: Woods Hole
State_or_Province: MA
Postal_Code: 02543-1598
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 508-548-8700 x2251
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 508-457-2310
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: vatnipp@usgs.gov
Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
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Raster_Object_Information:
Raster_Object_Type: Pixel
Row_Count: 1727
Column_Count: 1095
Vertical_Count: 1
Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Planar:
Grid_Coordinate_System:
Grid_Coordinate_System_Name: Universal Transverse Mercator
Universal_Transverse_Mercator:
UTM_Zone_Number: 16
Transverse_Mercator:
Scale_Factor_at_Central_Meridian: 0.999600
Longitude_of_Central_Meridian: -87.000000
Latitude_of_Projection_Origin: 0.000000
False_Easting: 500000.000000
False_Northing: 0.000000
Planar_Coordinate_Information:
Planar_Coordinate_Encoding_Method: row and column
Coordinate_Representation:
Abscissa_Resolution: 50.000000
Ordinate_Resolution: 50.000000
Planar_Distance_Units: meters
Geodetic_Model:
Horizontal_Datum_Name: D_WGS_1984
Ellipsoid_Name: WGS_1984
Semi-major_Axis: 6378137.000000
Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 298.257224
Vertical_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Depth_System_Definition:
Depth_Datum_Name: Mean lower low water
Depth_Resolution: 0.5
Depth_Distance_Units: meters
Depth_Encoding_Method: Explicit depth coordinate included with horizontal coordinates
Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Wayne E. Baldwin
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Position: Geologist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 384 Woods Hole Rd.
City: Woods Hole
State_or_Province: MA
Postal_Code: 02543-1598
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (508) 548-8700x2226
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (508) 457-2310
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: wbaldwin@usgs.gov
Resource_Description: Downloadable Data
Distribution_Liability:
Neither the U.S. Government, the Department of the Interior, nor the USGS, nor any of their employees, contractors, or subcontractors, make any warranty, express or implied, nor assume any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed, nor represent that its use would not infringe on privately owned rights. The act of distribution shall not constitute any such warranty, and no responsibility is assumed by the U.S. Geological Survey in the use of these data or related materials. Any use of trade, product, or firm names is for descriptive purposes only and does not imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: AAIGrid
Format_Version_Number: ArcGIS 9.2
Format_Information_Content:
WinZip (version 9.0) file containing an ESRI ASCII grid of swath bathymetric data collected offshore of the Chandeleur Islands, LA, and associated metadata.
File_Decompression_Technique: Use WinZip or pkUnzip
Transfer_Size: 5.000
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information: Access_Instructions: Data can be downloaded via the World Wide Web (WWW)
Offline_Option:
Offline_Media: DVD-ROM
Recording_Capacity:
Recording_Density: 4.75
Recording_Density_Units: Gbytes
Recording_Format: UDF
Fees: none
Technical_Prerequisites:
The grid contained in the GIS_catalog.zip file is available as an ESRI binary grid. To utilize this data, the user must have a GIS software package capable of reading an ESRI binary grid. The grid contained in the bathy_grd.zip file is available as an ASCII grid with an ESRI header. To utilize this data, the user must have a GIS software package capable of reading ASCII grids with ESRI headers, or be able to manipulate an ASCII matrix with a geospatial header. The ASCII raster files can be easily converted to ESRI grid format in either ArcView with Spatial Analyst extension (Import Data Source: ASCII Raster) or ArcGIS with Spatial Analyst extension (ASCII to Raster). The user should select floating point grid (as opposed to integer grid) when converting the bathymetry data.
Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20200908
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Elizabeth A. Pendleton
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Position: Geologist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 384 Woods Hole Rd.
City: Woods Hole
State_or_Province: MA
Postal_Code: 02543-1598
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (508) 548-8700x2259
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (508) 457-2310
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: ependleton@usgs.gov
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
Metadata_Access_Constraints: None
Metadata_Use_Constraints: None

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