1-m backscatter mosaic produced from backscatter intensity data from sidescan sonar and multibeam datasets (BS_composite_1m.tif, GeoTIFF Image; UTM, Zone 19N, WGS 84)

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: David S. Foster
Publication_Date: 2014
Title:
1-m backscatter mosaic produced from backscatter intensity data from sidescan sonar and multibeam datasets (BS_composite_1m.tif, GeoTIFF Image; UTM, Zone 19N, WGS 84)
Edition: 1.0
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: remote-sensing image
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Open-File Report
Issue_Identification: 2014-1220
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/ofr20141220
Online_Linkage: Larger_Work_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: David S. Foster
Originator: Wayne E. Baldwin
Originator: Walter A. Barnhardt
Originator: William C. Schwab
Originator: Seth D. Ackerman
Originator: Brian D. Andrews
Originator: Elizabeth A. Pendleton
Publication_Date: 2014
Title:
Shallow Geology, Sea-Floor Texture, Physiographic Zones, and Depositional History of Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts
Edition: 1.1
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Open-File Report
Issue_Identification: 2014-1220
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Reston, VA
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Online_Linkage: http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ofr20141220
Description:
Abstract:
Geologic, sediment texture, and physiographic zone maps characterize the sea floor of Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts. These maps were derived from interpretations of seismic-reflection profiles, high-resolution bathymetry, acoustic-backscatter intensity, bottom photographs, and surficial sediment samples. The interpretation of the seismic stratigraphy and mapping of glacial and Holocene marine units provided a foundation on which the surficial maps were created. This mapping is a result of a collaborative effort between the U.S. Geological Survey and the Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management to characterize the surface and subsurface geologic framework offshore of Massachusetts.
Purpose:
This backscatter intensity mosaic was created as a single continuous image of the acoustic reflectivity of the sea floor for Buzzards Bay. Generally, higher backscatter values (light tones) represent rock, boulders, cobbles, gravel, and coarse sand. Lower values (dark tones) usually represent fine sand and muddy sediment. These data in both this final form and at the input resolutions helped define the sediment texture and distribution maps presented as interpretive data layers in USGS OFR 2014-1220.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 20040101
Ending_Date: 20110831
Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: None planned
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -71.132099
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -70.592494
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 41.769097
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 41.366862
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: USGS Metadata Identifier
Theme_Keyword: USGS:36afdfea-fae8-4514-9ebd-c6dc5d13971c
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Theme_Keyword: U.S. Geological Survey
Theme_Keyword: USGS
Theme_Keyword: Coastal and Marine Geology Program
Theme_Keyword: CMGP
Theme_Keyword: Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Theme_Keyword: WHCMSC
Theme_Keyword: Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management
Theme_Keyword: CZM
Theme_Keyword: SEA Ltd Swathplus interferometric sonar
Theme_Keyword: backscatter
Theme_Keyword: sidescan-sonar
Theme_Keyword: sidescan
Theme_Keyword: GeoTIFF
Theme_Keyword: mosaic
Theme_Keyword: composite image
Theme_Keyword: grey scale
Theme_Keyword: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2006-1357
Theme_Keyword: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2008-1004
Theme_Keyword: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2011-1184
Theme_Keyword: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2012-1002
Theme_Keyword: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2012-1091
Theme_Keyword: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2013-1020
Theme_Keyword: Hydrographic Survey H11319
Theme_Keyword: Klein 3000
Theme_Keyword: RESONSeaBat 8101
Theme_Keyword: Hydrographic Survey H11077
Theme_Keyword: multibeam backscatter
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Theme_Keyword: oceans
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: USGS Thesaurus
Theme_Keyword: sea-floor acoustic reflectivity
Theme_Keyword: image mosaics
Theme_Keyword: sidescan sonar
Theme_Keyword: multibeam sonar
Theme_Keyword: marine geophysics
Theme_Keyword: geospatial datasets
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Place_Keyword: Buzzards Bay
Place_Keyword: Atlantic Ocean
Place_Keyword: Westport
Place_Keyword: Dartmouth
Place_Keyword: New Bedford
Place_Keyword: Fairhaven
Place_Keyword: Mattapoisett
Place_Keyword: Marion
Place_Keyword: Wareham
Place_Keyword: Bourne
Place_Keyword: Falmouth
Place_Keyword: Woods Hole
Place_Keyword: Elizabeth Islands
Place_Keyword: Naushon Island
Place_Keyword: Gosnold
Place_Keyword: Cuttyhunk Island
Place_Keyword: Penikese Island
Stratum:
Stratum_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Stratum_Keyword: Sea floor
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 (USGS) as the source of this information.
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: David S. Foster
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Position: Geologist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: U.S. Geological Survey
Address: 384 Woods Hole Road
City: Woods Hole
State_or_Province: MA
Postal_Code: 02543-1598
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 508-548-8700 x2271
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 508-457-2310
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: dfoster@usgs.gov
Browse_Graphic:
Browse_Graphic_File_Name: Browse_Graphic_File_Description: Composite backscatter mosaic image
Browse_Graphic_File_Type: PNG
Native_Data_Set_Environment:
Microsoft Windows Vista Version 6.1 (Build 7601) Service Pack 1; ESRI ArcCatalog 9.3.1.4095
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator: U.S. Geological Survey
Publication_Date: 2013
Title: Geologic Mapping of the Seafloor Offshore of Massachusetts
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center, Woods Hole, MA
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey, Coastal and Marine Geology Program
Other_Citation_Details:
Geologic mapping of the Massachusetts inner continental shelf is a cooperative effort that was initiated in 2003 by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management (CZM). The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA-NOS) is also an important partner and contributes hydrographic data that are integrated into the maps. The overall goal of this cooperative is to determine the geologic framework of the sea floor inside the 3-mile limit of State waters, using high-resolution geophysical techniques, sediment sampling, and sea-floor photography. These topographic and bathymetric source data related to the composite backscatter image are cited in detail in the source citation section of this metadata file.
Online_Linkage: http://woodshole.er.usgs.gov/project-pages/coastal_mass/
Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
Image pixel values contain acoustic reflectivity values normalized to an 8-bit data range (0-255). Low-backscatter is represented by dark tones (low values) and high-backscatter is represented by bright tones (high values).
Logical_Consistency_Report:
This backscatter mosaic was created from several backscatter datasets that were processed and published as TIFF images (see Source Information for the individual input images). The source images were enhanced by stretching and color balancing the individual images to create a seamless backscatter mosaic. You can download the source data listed in the source contribtutions.
Completeness_Report:
This mosaic includes sidescan sonar and multibeam backscatter data collected during several cruises in Buzzards Bay. The input mosaics can be viewed by visiting the websites listed in the Source Information. Not all of the sources used to create the bathymetry grid were used here for the backscatter mosaic. The backscatter mosaic for the Woods Hole area (U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2008-1004) was not included in the composite mosaic because it does not join with the overall mosaic. The backscatter mosaic can be downloaded separately (http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2008/1004/)
Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
In general, multibeam backscatter has a higher horizontal accuracy than sidescan sonar backscatter data, because there is no cable out or layback uncertainty associated with multibeam data. The horizontal accuracy of the multibeam backscatter (based on the accuracy listed in the input data) is assumed to be within 5 meters. The horizontal accuracy of sidescan sonar backscatter (also based on the accuracy reported in the input data reports) is assumed to be 10 meters. The mosaicking process in PCI used to combine all the source backscatter mosaics could introduce additional horizontal errors. This composite backscatter intensity mosaic is assumed to be horizontally accurate to within 50-meters, as additional errors could have been introduced during resampling, horizontal projections, and mosaicking within PCI.
Lineage:
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Poppe, L.J.
Originator: Ackerman, S.D.
Originator: Foster, D.S.
Originator: Blackwood, D.S.
Originator: Butman, B.
Originator: Moser, M.S.
Originator: Stewart, H.F.
Publication_Date: 2007
Title:
Sea-floor character and surface processes in the vicinity of Quicks Hole, Elizabeth Islands, Massachusetts
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: raster digital data
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Open-File Report
Issue_Identification: 2006-1357
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Reston, VA
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Online_Linkage: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2006/1357/
Type_of_Source_Media: online
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 20040101
Ending_Date: 20050601
Source_Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: Poppe and others, 2007
Source_Contribution:
This publication describes the methods used for the acquisition of backscatter data for the Quicks Hole and Buzzards Bay area. Two 29-foot launches deployed from the NOAA Ship Thomas Jefferson were used to acquire bathymetric and backscatter data during 2004. The sidescan sonar data were acquired with a hull-mounted Klein 5250 system operating at 100 kHz.. The backscatter mosaic was later enhanced and is available through U.S. Geological Survey, Open-File Report 2008-1196. This enhanced image was used for the Buzzards Bay composite mosaic.
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
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
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: 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: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2011/1184/
Type_of_Source_Media: online
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 20100909
Ending_Date: 20100918
Source_Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: Pendleton and others, 2012
Source_Contribution:
This report provided source backscatter for the area of Buzzards Bay surrounding the western Elizabeth Islands. Surveying was conducted aboard the RV Rafael in September 2010. Interferometric-sonar, sidescan-sonar, and chirp seismic-reflection systems were deployed simultaneously during the cruise. Sidescan-sonar (acoustic-backscatter) data were acquired with a Klein 3000 dual-frequency sidescan-sonar system (100 and 500 kHz). The 100 kHz data were used to create a backscatter mosaic. This mosaic was included in the Buzzards Bay composite mosaic.
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
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
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Open-File Report
Issue_Identification: 2012-1091
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Reston, VA
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Online_Linkage: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2010/1091/
Type_of_Source_Media: online
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 20090928
Ending_Date: 20091117
Source_Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: Turecek and others, 2012
Source_Contribution:
This report provided the source backscatter data for Buzzards Bay in the area of Red Brook Harbor. Surveying was conducted aboard the R/V Rafael. Bathymetric data were collected with an SEA SWATHplus 234-kilohertz (kHz) interferometric sonar system. Acoustic backscatter, a measure of the intensity of returns from an insonified area of the sea floor, was recorded by the SEA SWATHplus interferometric sonar system.
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
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
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Open-File Report
Issue_Identification: 2012-1002
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Reston, VA
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Online_Linkage: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2012/1002/
Type_of_Source_Media: online
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 20040330
Ending_Date: 20110517
Source_Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: Ackerman and others, 2013
Source_Contribution:
This report provided the source backscatter for Buzzards Bay. The mapping was conducted during research cruises aboard the Megan T. Miller (2009 and 2010) and the Scarlett Isabella (2011). The NOAA Ship RUDE acquired bathymetric soundings in 2004 using a RESON SeaBat 8125 455-kHz multibeam-echosounder system. These data were not used in the composite backscatter image. All other surveys used a Klein 3000 dual-frequency sidescan-sonar (132 and 445 kHz).
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Pendleton, E.A.
Originator: Andrews, B.D.
Originator: Danforth, W.W.
Originator: Foster, D.S.
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
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Open-File Report
Issue_Identification: 2013-1020
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Reston, VA
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Online_Linkage: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2013/1020/
Type_of_Source_Media: online
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 20100713
Ending_Date: 20110831
Source_Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: Pendleton and others, 2014
Source_Contribution:
This report provided the source backscatter for Buzzards Bay in the area of Naushon Island. These areas were surveyed with the RV Rafael in 2011. Sidescan-sonar (acoustic-backscatter) data were acquired with a Klein 3000 dual-frequency sidescan-sonar system (100 and 500 kHz). The 100 kHz data were used to create a backscatter mosaic. This mosaic was included in the Buzzards Bay composite mosaic.
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Poppe, L.J.
Originator: McMullen, K.Y.
Originator: Foster, D.S.
Originator: Blackwood, D.
Originator: Williams, S.
Originator: Ackerman, S.A.
Originator: Barnum, S.
Originator: Brennan, R.
Publication_Date: 2008
Title:
Sea-floor character and sedimentary processes in the vicinity of Woods Hole, Massachusetts
Edition: 1.0
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: raster digital data
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Open File Report
Issue_Identification: 2008-1004
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Reston, VA
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Online_Linkage: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2008/1004/
Type_of_Source_Media: online
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 20010101
Ending_Date: 20071119
Source_Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: Poppe and others, 2008
Source_Contribution:
This publication provides the source backscatter data for Woods Hole. Two 29-foot launches deployed from the NOAA Ship Whiting were used to acquire backscatter data during 2001. The sidescan-sonar data were acquired with a hull-mounted Klein T-5000 system operating at 455 kHz aboard launch 1014.
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Poppe, L.J.
Originator: McMullin, K.Y.
Originator: Williams, S.J.
Originator: Ackerman, S.D.
Originator: Glomb, K.A.
Originator: Forfinski, N.A.
Publication_Date: 2008
Title:
Enhanced Sidescan-Sonar Imagery Offshore of Southeastern Massachusetts
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: raster digital data
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Open-File Report
Issue_Identification: 2008-1196
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Reston, VA
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Online_Linkage: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2008/1196/
Type_of_Source_Media: online
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 20040101
Ending_Date: 20050601
Source_Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: USGS Open-File Report 2008-1196
Source_Contribution:
This report provided the enhanced sidescan-sonar mosic used to create the composit backscatter image for Buzzards Bay.
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Collected the input datasets: All the backscatter images came from USGS Open File Reports (including the NOAA collected backscatter from Hydrographic survey H11076): USGS OFR 2012-1002 - BB_backscatter1m.tif USGS OFR 2011-1184 - 2010-003-FA_SSmosaic_BuzzardsBay.tif, 2010-003-FA_SSmosaic_Nashawena.tif, 2010-003-FA_SSmosaic_Penikese.tif USGS OFR 2008-1196 - h11076_utm19_1msss.tif USGS OFR 2010-1091 - RB_Backscatter_1m.tif USGS OFR 2013-1020 - Sidescan_2011-013_1m.tif
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation:
Pope and others (2007); Poppe and others, 2008; Pendleton and others (2012); Turecek and others (2012); Ackerman and others (2013); Pendleton and others (2014); USGS Open-File Report 2008-1196
Process_Date: 2013
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Seth Ackerman
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Position: Geologist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: U.S. Geological Survey
Address: 384 Woods Hole Road
City: Woods Hole
State_or_Province: MA
Postal_Code: 02543-1598
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 508-5488700 x2331
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 508-457-2310
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: sackerman@usgs.gov
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
The backscatter image for the surveys in Red Brook Harbor (RB_Backscatter_1m.tif)(Turecek and others, 2012) and Quicks Hole (h11076_utm19_1mrsss.tif) (USGS Open-File Report 2008-1196) were stretched in Adobe Photoshop CS4 and saved as new GeoTIFF images using the GeoTIFFExamine software to transfer the georeferencing information from the original GeoTIFF to the stretched TIFF for these 2 images and create TFW files.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: Turecek and others (2012)
Process_Date: 2013
Process_Contact:
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Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
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State_or_Province: MA
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Contact_Voice_Telephone: 508-548-8700 x2331
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 508-457-2310
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: sackerman@usgs.gov
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
All of the input images (or stretched images) were loaded into PCI Geomatica 2013 OrthoEngine (version 2013 SP2 2013-6-10) and mosaicked into a composite backscatter GeoTIFF (BuzzBay_mosaic1m.tif). The brightness levels for the Quick Hole image were further adjusted within PCI Geomatica OrthoEngine using the color balance tool to match the surrounding region on the final mosaic backscatter GeoTIFF image.
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There are no attributes associated with this 8-bit GeoTIFF image. Image pixel values contain acoustic reflectivity values normalized to an 8-bit data range (0-255) with the data range 0-254 and 255 being no data. Although most of the small slivers and data gaps within the mosaic have a value of 254. Low-backscatter is represented by dark tones (low values) and high-backscatter is represented by bright tones (high values).
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Contact_Information:
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Contact_Person: David S. Foster
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
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 508-548-8700 x2271
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 508-457-2310
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: dfoster@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: PCI 2013
Format_Specification: GeoTIFF image
Format_Information_Content:
This WinZip v. 14.5 file contains a GeoTIFF image with a world file (and associated metadata) of backscatter data collected in Buzzards ay
File_Decompression_Technique: WinZip or pkUnzip
Transfer_Size: 710
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information: Access_Instructions: Data can be downloaded via the World Wide Web (WWW)
Fees: None
Technical_Prerequisites:
The image contained in the zip file is available as a GeoTIFF with a world file. To utilize this data, the user must have an image viewer, or an image processing or GIS software package capable of importing a TIFF image.
Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20200908
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Person: David S. Foster
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
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 508-548-8700 x2271
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 508-457-2310
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: dfoster@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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