|Boulders||Sea floor characterized primarily by the presence of boulders as recognized in the bottom photography and by small, distinct, isolated bathymetric highs in the multibeam bathymetry and pared hard returns and shadows in the sidescan-sonar data|
|Bedforms||Sea floor characterized primarily by the presence of sand waves and megaripples as recognized by a ripple-like appearance in the multibeam bathymetry and a tiger-stripe pattern in the sidescan-sonar data|
|Shipwreck||Sunken vessel exposed on the sea floor as reported in the descriptive report|
To release an interpretation of bottom features based on sidescan-sonar and bathymetry data collected during NOAA survey H11251 and sediment samples and bottom photography collected during USGS survey RAFA09059 offshore of Rocky Point, New York, in a geographic, WGS84 coordinate system. These data can be used to provide information on surface geology and sedimentary processes.
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Use_Constraints:The interpretation was completed at map scales less than 1:10,000, and is not intended for use smaller map scales. 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:||A zip file containing the geospatial data, metadata, and browse graphic. in format SHP (version ArcView 3.3) ESRI polygon shapefile Size: 0.12|
|Media you can order:||DVD-ROM (Density 4.75 Gbytes) (format UDF)|
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