Composite interferometric backscatter mosaic collected by the U.S. Geological Survey in Woods Hole, MA in Middle Ground, MA, 201 (UTM Zone 19N, WGS 84, GeoTIFF, 1-m resolution, Swath_1m.tif)

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: U.S. Geological Survey
Publication_Date: 2014
Title:
Composite interferometric backscatter mosaic collected by the U.S. Geological Survey in Woods Hole, MA in Middle Ground, MA, 201 (UTM Zone 19N, WGS 84, GeoTIFF, 1-m resolution, Swath_1m.tif)
Edition: 1.0
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: remote-sensing image
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Open-File Report
Issue_Identification: 2011-1184
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place:
Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center, Woods Hole, Massachusetts
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey, Coastal and Marine Geology Program
Online_Linkage: https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20131020
Online_Linkage: Larger_Work_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Elizabeth A. Pendleton
Originator: Brian D. Andrews
Originator: William W. Danforth
Originator: David S. Foster
Publication_Date: 2014
Title:
High-resolution geophysical data collected aboard the U.S. Geological Survey research vessel Rafael to supplement existing datasets from Buzzards Bay and Vineyard Sound, Massachusetts
Edition: 1.0
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Open-File Report
Issue_Identification: 2013-1020
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Reston, VA
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Online_Linkage: https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20131020
Online_Linkage: https://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2013/1020/
Description:
Abstract:
These data were collected under a cooperative agreement between the Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management (CZM) and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Coastal and Marine Geology Program, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center (WHCMSC). Initiated in 2003, the primary objective of this program is to develop regional geologic framework information for the management of coastal and marine resources. Accurate data and maps of seafloor geology are important first steps toward protecting fish habitat, delineating marine resources, and assessing environmental changes due to natural or human impacts. The project is focused on the inshore waters of coastal Massachusetts, primarily in water depths of 2-30 meters. Data collected for the mapping cooperative have been released in a series of USGS Open-File Reports (https://woodshole.er.usgs.gov/project-pages/coastal_mass/). The data collected in this study area are located in both Buzzards Bay and Vineyard Sound and are primarily in the shallow water areas around the eastern Elizabeth Islands and Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts. The data include high resolution bathymetry, acoustic-backscatter intensity, sound velocity in water, seismic-reflection profiles, and navigation data. These data were collected during several cruises between 2007 and 2011 onboard the R/V Rafael using the following equipment: an SEA Ltd SwathPlus interferometric sonar (234 kHz), Klein 3000 dual frequency sidescan sonar, a boomer source and Geometrics 8-channel GeoEel streamer, a Knudsen 3200 subbottom profiling system, and 4 GPS antennae. More information about the cruises conducted as part of the project: Geologic Mapping of the Seafloor Offshore of Massachusetts can be found on the Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center Field Activity webpages: https://cmgds.marine.usgs.gov/fan_info.php?fan=2011-013-FA, https://cmgds.marine.usgs.gov/fan_info.php?fan=2009-068-FA, https://cmgds.marine.usgs.gov/fan_info.php?fan=2007-039-FA, https://cmgds.marine.usgs.gov/fan_info.php?fan=2010-100-FA, and https://cmgds.marine.usgs.gov/fan_info.php?fan=2010-047-FA.
Purpose:
This GeoTIFF (Tagged Image File Format) contains acoustic backscatter data that were collected between 2007 and 2011. These data are used to define the sea-floor morphology on the nearshore around the Elizabeth Islands and within sand shoals of Vineyard Sound.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Multiple_Dates/Times:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 20071105
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 20071207
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 20090922
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 20110804
Currentness_Reference:
Middle Ground data were collected on 3 separate Julian Days in 2007 and 2009. This image also contains data from one day during survey 2011-013-FA.
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: None planned
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -70.678356
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -70.600611
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 41.493435
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 41.463084
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: USGS Metadata Identifier
Theme_Keyword: USGS:5df44b32-0425-4255-8fed-b26553e6b29d
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Theme_Keyword: U.S. Geological Survey
Theme_Keyword: USGS
Theme_Keyword: Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Theme_Keyword: WHCMSC
Theme_Keyword: Coastal and Marine Geology Program
Theme_Keyword: CMGP
Theme_Keyword: backscatter
Theme_Keyword: SEA Ltd Swathplus interferometric sonar
Theme_Keyword: interferometric backscatter
Theme_Keyword: GeoTIFF image
Theme_Keyword: grey scale
Theme_Keyword: composite image
Theme_Keyword: WHCMSC field activity report number 2009-068-FA
Theme_Keyword: mosaic
Theme_Keyword: WHCMSC field activity report number 2007-039-FA
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Theme_Keyword: oceans
Theme_Keyword: geoscientificInformation
Theme_Keyword: imageryBaseMapsEarthCover
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: USGS Thesaurus
Theme_Keyword: sea-floor acoustic reflectivity
Theme_Keyword: image mosaics
Theme_Keyword: interferometric sonar
Theme_Keyword: marine geophysics
Theme_Keyword: geospatial datasets
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Place_Keyword: North America
Place_Keyword: Atlantic Ocean
Place_Keyword: Massachusetts
Place_Keyword: United States
Place_Keyword: Naushon Island
Place_Keyword: Elizabeth Islands
Place_Keyword: Buzzards Bay
Place_Keyword: Vineyard Sound
Place_Keyword: Quicks Hole
Place_Keyword: Robinsons Hole
Place_Keyword: Martha's Vineyard
Place_Keyword: Pasque Island
Place_Keyword: Weepecket Islands
Place_Keyword: Nonamesset Island
Place_Keyword: Uncatena Island
Place_Keyword: Nantucket Sound
Place_Keyword: Tarpaulin Cove
Place_Keyword: East Chop
Place_Keyword: West Chop
Place_Keyword: Middle Ground
Place_Keyword: Woods Hole
Place_Keyword: Hedge Fence
Place_Keyword: L' Hommedieu Shoal
Place_Keyword: Vineyard Haven Harbor
Place_Keyword: North Channel
Place_Keyword: Penzance
Access_Constraints: None
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 as the originator of the dataset.
Point_of_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
Browse_Graphic:
Browse_Graphic_File_Name: Browse_Graphic_File_Description: grey scale image of backscatter mosaic
Browse_Graphic_File_Type: PNG
Native_Data_Set_Environment:
Microsoft Windows 7 Enterprise Service Pack 1; ArcGIS Desktop 9.3 Service Pack 1; Build 1850
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Andrews, B.D.
Originator: Ackerman, S.D.
Originator: Baldwin, W.E.
Originator: Foster, D.S.
Originator: Schwab, W.C.
Publication_Date: 2013
Title:
High-Resolution Geophysical Data From the Inner Continental Shelf at Vineyard Sound, Massachusetts
Edition: 1.0
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector and raster digital data
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Open-File Report
Issue_Identification: 2012-1006
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Reston, VA
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Online_Linkage: https://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2012/1006/
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Ackerman, S.D.
Originator: Andrews, B.D.
Originator: Foster, D.S.
Originator: Baldwin, W.E.
Originator: Schwab, W.C.
Publication_Date: 2013
Title:
High-Resolution Geophysical Data from the Inner Continental Shelf: Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts
Edition: 1.0
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector and raster digital data
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Open-File Report
Issue_Identification: 2012-1002
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Reston, VA
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Online_Linkage: https://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2012/1002/
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Pendleton, E.A.
Originator: Twichell, D.C.
Originator: Foster, D.S.
Originator: Worley, C.R.
Originator: Irwin, B.J.
Originator: Danforth, W.W.
Publication_Date: 2012
Title:
High-Resolution Geophysical Data From the Sea Floor Surrounding the Western Elizabeth Islands, Massachusetts
Edition: 1.0
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector and raster digital data
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Open-File Report
Issue_Identification: 2011-1184
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Reston, VA
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Online_Linkage: https://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2011/1184/
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Turecek, A.M.
Originator: Danforth, W.W.
Originator: Baldwin, W.E.
Originator: Barnhardt, W.A.
Publication_Date: 2012
Title:
High-Resolution Geophysical Data Collected Within Red Brook Harbor, Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts, in 2009
Edition: 1.0
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: vector and raster digital data
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Open-File Report
Issue_Identification: 2010-1091
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Reston, VA
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Online_Linkage: https://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2010/1091/
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator: John Gann
Publication_Date: unknown
Title: Sonar Wiz 5
Edition: 5
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: model
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Mountain View, CA
Publisher: Chesapeake Technology Inc.
Online_Linkage: http://www.chesapeaketech.com/products/sonarWiz-5.php
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator: David Finlayson
Publication_Date: 2011
Title: SXPTools User Guide
Edition: 2.0
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: document
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Santa Cruz, CA
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Online_Linkage:
Data_Quality_Information:
Logical_Consistency_Report:
All interferometric backscatter were collected during USGS-WHCMSC cruise 2011-013-FA, 2009-068-FA, and 2007-039-FA using a SEA Swathplus interferometric sonar and a Coda F180 Octopus attitude system. Quality control was conducted during processing of the data. Any spurious data or artifacts were removed or minimized.
Completeness_Report:
Interferometric backscatter data were used around Middle Ground to fill data gaps and supplement the sidescan sonar mosaic from survey 2011-013-FA. The Klein sidescan sonar was not operational (due to malfunction) for 5 lines near Martha's Vineyard and parts of Middle Ground were not surveyed in 2011. In order to create a complete backscatter mosaic, the 5 missing Klein lines were processed for backscatter using the interferometric data from 2011-013-FA (Julian Day 216) and interferometric data from 2007-039-FA and 2009-068-FA.
Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
The navigation for these data was acquired with a Coda Octopus F180 Differential Global Positioning System + Wide Area Augmentation System (DGPS+WAAS); they are accurate to + or - 1 to 2 meters, horizontally. All DGPS data are referenced to WGS84, and vertical distance between the pole-mounted interferometric sonar head, 0.5m below the sea surface, and the DGPS antenna located on the same pole on the bow of the R/V Rafael, 2.5 m above the sea surface, are corrected.
Lineage:
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Information unavailable from original metadata - assumed USGS
Publication_Date: unknown
Title: Information unavailable from original metadata
Type_of_Source_Media: disc
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Multiple_Dates/Times:
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 20071105
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 20071207
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 20090922
Single_Date/Time:
Calendar_Date: 20110804
Source_Currentness_Reference:
Middle Ground data were collected on 3 separate Julian Days in 2007 and 2009. This image also contains data from one day during survey 2011-013-FA to fill in a gap in the Klein sidescan sonar dataset
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: Information unavailable from original metadata
Source_Contribution:
Backscatter data were acquired with a SEA Swathplus interferometric sonar (234 kHz) mounted on the bow of the R/V Rafael of Woods Hole, MA. The data were acquired with SwathPlus Software (versions: 3.7.10 (2011-013-FA), 3.6.0 (2009-068-FA), and 3.3.0 (2007-039-FA)). Tracklines are spaced between 30 and 100 m apart in the shore parallel direction.
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
SwathPlus Software (version: 3.7.10, 3.6.0, and 3.3.0) was used to acquire the raw swath data (*.sxr) and output a processed soundings file (*.sxp). No bathy filters were applied to the processed file (.sxp) for backscatter data. This retains all useable recorded data to produce the best image with the most contrast in the processing software.
Process_Date: 2010
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Brian Andrews
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) 548-8700x2348
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (508) 457-2310
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: bandrews@usgs.gov
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Swathplus processed backscatter files (.sxp's) were imported into Chesapeake Technology Inc.'s SonarWiz software (version 5), where an empirical gain normalization function for backscatter (Finlayson, 2010), was used to interpolate across data gaps at nadir and enhance the visual display of the data by optimizing the dynamic range of backscatter intensity. SonarWiz was also used to mosaic the lines into a single backscatter file, then exported the mosaic to a 1-meter GeoTIFF image.
Process_Date: 2010
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Elizabeth 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:
Edits to the metadata were made to fix any errors that MP v 2.9.36 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.). Added the DOI link in the Identification section - both as the first link and as part of the Larger Work citation. Fixed the publication date and also the Larger Work citation title to match what is available online. Updated the link to the project page in the abstract as well as the field activity links. The source information was incomplete and had to be modified to meet the standard. Fixed a link in the distribution section. Removed the offline distribution. 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: 20171005
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: USGS Thesaurus keywords added to the keyword section.
Process_Date: 20180720
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
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Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method: Raster
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Raster_Object_Type: Pixel
Row_Count: 3249
Column_Count: 6432
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: 19
Transverse_Mercator:
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Ordinate_Resolution: 1.000000
Planar_Distance_Units: meters
Geodetic_Model:
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Ellipsoid_Name: WGS_1984
Semi-major_Axis: 6378137.000000
Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 298.257224
Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Overview_Description:
Entity_and_Attribute_Overview:
There are no attributes associated with a GeoTIFF image. Image pixel values contain acoustic reflectivity values normalized to an 24-bit data range. Low-backscatter is represented by dark tones (low values) and high-backscatter is represented by bright tones (high values). The background color is set to 255-255-255 and can be turned off without removing data values.
Entity_and_Attribute_Detail_Citation: U.S. Geological Survey
Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
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
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: GeoTIFF
Format_Version_Number: SonarWiz
Format_Information_Content:
This WinZip (v 14.5) file contains a geographic GeoTIFF image (and TIFF wold file -- tfw) of backscatter data collected within Middle Ground, MA, and associated metadata.
File_Decompression_Technique: use WinZip or pkUnzip
Transfer_Size: 6
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information: Access_Instructions: Data can be downloaded via the World Wide Web (WWW)
Fees: none
Technical_Prerequisites:
This zip file contains a GeoTIFF image. To utilize these data, the user must have an image viewer, image processing or GIS software package capable of importing a GeoTIFF image and it's assocaited world file.
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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