NOS_5m_INT_HS.tif: 5-meter hillshaded-relief image produced from 23 multibeam hydrographic surveys collected off the Delmarva Peninsula by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Ocean Service between 2006 and 2011 (GeoTIFF, UTM Zone 18N, WGS 84)

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: E. A. Pendleton
Originator: L.L Brothers
Originator: E.R. Thieler
Originator: W.W. Danforth
Originator: C.E. Parker
Publication_Date: 2015
Title:
NOS_5m_INT_HS.tif: 5-meter hillshaded-relief image produced from 23 multibeam hydrographic surveys collected off the Delmarva Peninsula by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Ocean Service between 2006 and 2011 (GeoTIFF, UTM Zone 18N, WGS 84)
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: raster digital data
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Open-File Report
Issue_Identification: 2014-1262
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/ofr20141262
Online_Linkage: Larger_Work_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: E.A. Pendleton
Originator: L.L. Brothers
Originator: E.R. Theiler
Originator: W.W. Danforth
Originator: C.E. Parker
Publication_Date: 2015
Title:
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Hydrographic Survey Data Collected Offshore of the Delmarva Peninsula Reprocessed and Repurposed for a U.S. Geological Survey Regional Geologic Framework Study
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: document
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Open-File Report
Issue_Identification: 2014-1262
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Reston, VA
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Online_Linkage: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2014/1262/
Online_Linkage: http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ofr20141262
Description:
Abstract:
Between 2006 and 2011 Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), under contract by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) National Ocean Service (NOS), collected twenty-three hydrographic surveys totaling over 4100 square-kilometers of Reson multibeam bathymetric and Klein sidescan-sonar data for the purposes of updating nautical charts. Data extended from the entrance of Delaware Bay south to Parramore Island in water depths from about 3 to 35 meters below mean lower low water. Data were collected at a fixed 40-meter line spacing which provided 40-100 percent seafloor coverage for multibeam bathymetry. NOS releases processed bathymetry via an interactive map interface in bathymetry attributed grid (BAG) format. All twenty-three survey datasets were downloaded, merged, resampled, and interpolated to fill data gaps. Sidescan data products are limited within the Delmarva survey area and there are no multibeam backscatter data products available. The U.S. Geological Survey obtained the raw Reson multibeam data files from SAIC and NOAA for twenty of the hydrographic surveys and extracted the backscatter data using Quality Positioning Service's (QPS) Fledermaus FMGeocoder Toolbox (FMGT) to produce backscatter mosaics for the inner-continental shelf of the Delmarva Peninsula. Backscatter mosaics and regional seamless bathymetric datasets created from NOAA data are a valuable tool for characterizing seafloor geology, sediment transport pathways, and marine resources. Additionally, obtaining this near full seafloor coverage backscatter and bathymetry dataset from an existing source greatly increased project deliverables, geophysical survey efficiency, collaboration among government agencies, and the area over which geologic data interpretations can be conducted by the USGS.
Purpose:
This 5-m interpolated hillshaded relief image was created from 23 NOAA-NOS hydrographic survey datasets at varying resolutions. High-resolution seamless bathymetric data products are useful for geologic framework studies. USGS resampled, interpolated, and merged these NOAA surveys into one seamless dataset to use in a geologic framework investigation.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 20060601
Ending_Date: 20110930
Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: None planned
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -75.655396
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -74.570266
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 38.814829
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 37.456622
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: USGS Metadata Identifier
Theme_Keyword: USGS:2623aa31-d05f-43c6-8dd3-aaec7db98323
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Theme_Keyword: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Theme_Keyword: National Ocean Service
Theme_Keyword: National Geophysical Data Center
Theme_Keyword: U.S. Geological Survey
Theme_Keyword: NOAA
Theme_Keyword: NOS
Theme_Keyword: NGDC
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: Multibeam bathymetry
Theme_Keyword: Reson 8101
Theme_Keyword: Reson 7125
Theme_Keyword: hillshaded-relief image
Theme_Keyword: GeoTIFF
Theme_Keyword: seamless surface
Theme_Keyword: Hydrographic Survey H11554
Theme_Keyword: Hydrographic Survey H11555
Theme_Keyword: Hydrographic Survey H11647
Theme_Keyword: Hydrographic Survey H11648
Theme_Keyword: Hydrographic Survey H11649
Theme_Keyword: Hydrographic Survey H11650
Theme_Keyword: Hydrographic Survey H11872
Theme_Keyword: Hydrographic Survey H11873
Theme_Keyword: Hydrographic Survey H11874
Theme_Keyword: Hydrographic Survey H11992
Theme_Keyword: Hydrographic Survey H12001
Theme_Keyword: Hydrographic Survey H12002
Theme_Keyword: Hydrographic Survey H12003
Theme_Keyword: Hydrographic Survey H12091
Theme_Keyword: Hydrographic Survey H12092
Theme_Keyword: Hydrographic Survey H12093
Theme_Keyword: Hydrographic Survey H12094
Theme_Keyword: Hydrographic Survey H12160
Theme_Keyword: Hydrographic Survey H12161
Theme_Keyword: Hydrographic Survey H12336
Theme_Keyword: Hydrographic Survey H12337
Theme_Keyword: Hydrographic Survey H12338
Theme_Keyword: Hydrographic Survey H12339
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Theme_Keyword: geoscientificInformation
Theme_Keyword: imageryBaseMapsEarthCover
Theme_Keyword: oceans
Theme_Keyword: elevation
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: USGS Thesaurus
Theme_Keyword: sea-floor characteristics
Theme_Keyword: marine geophysics
Theme_Keyword: computational methods
Theme_Keyword: geospatial datasets
Theme_Keyword: multibeam sonar
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Place_Keyword: Atlantic Ocean
Place_Keyword: Delmarva Peninsula
Place_Keyword: Delaware
Place_Keyword: Maryland
Place_Keyword: Virginia
Place_Keyword: Ocean City
Place_Keyword: Mid-Atlantic
Place_Keyword: Salisbury
Place_Keyword: Cape Henlopen
Place_Keyword: Rehoboth
Place_Keyword: Lewes
Place_Keyword: Delaware Bay
Place_Keyword: Isle of Wight
Place_Keyword: Assateague Island
Place_Keyword: Assateague Island National Seashore
Place_Keyword: Chincoteague Island
Place_Keyword: Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge
Place_Keyword: Chincoteague Inlet
Place_Keyword: Chincoteague Bay
Place_Keyword: Wallops Island
Place_Keyword: Parramore Island
Place_Keyword: Hog Island
Stratum:
Stratum_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Stratum_Keyword: sea floor
Stratum_Keyword: seafloor
Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints: Not to be used for navigation.
Point_of_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: U.S. Geological Survey
Address: 384 Woods Hole Road
City: Woods Hole
State_or_Province: MA
Postal_Code: 02543
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (508) 548-8700x2259
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (508)-457-2310
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: ependleton@usgs.gov
Browse_Graphic:
Browse_Graphic_File_Name: Browse_Graphic_File_Description:
thumbnail image of regional hillshaded-relief for Delmarva Peninsula
Browse_Graphic_File_Type: png
Data_Set_Credit:
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Ocean Service, National Geophysical Data Center, and U.S. Geological Survey
Native_Data_Set_Environment:
Microsoft Windows Version 7.0 (Build 7601) Service Pack 1; ESRI ArcCatalog 9.3.1.1850
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator: International Hydrographic Organization
Publication_Date: 2008
Title: IHO Standards for Hydrographic Surveys
Edition: 5th
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: document
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Special Publication
Issue_Identification: 44
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Monaco
Publisher: International Hydrographic Bureau
Online_Linkage: http://www.iho.int/iho_pubs/standard/S-44_5E.pdf
Data_Quality_Information:
Logical_Consistency_Report:
This hillshaded relief image was created from several smaller NOAA-NOS multibeam datasets that were published by NGDC in BAG format at varying resolutions (50-centimeters to 4-meters; see Source Information for individual source survey information). In order to create a seamless bathymetric surface all .bag files were resampled, interpolated, and merged into a 5-m Esri format grid, then hillshaded. No further data processing was conducted on the individual input datasets. The input datasets were hydrographic data surveys collected to update NOAA nautical charts. You can download the source data from the NGDC Interactive Map Interface to NOS Data and Products <http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/mgg/bathymetry/hydro.html>. You can also download the source data listed in the source contributions from this page.
Completeness_Report:
This image includes RESON 8101 and 7125 multibeam data collected during 23 M/V Atlantic Surveyor cruises conducted by SAIC for the purposes of updating NOAA nautical charts. The individual hydrographic survey grids can be downloaded by visiting NGDC's Interactive Map Interface to NOS Data and Products: <http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/mgg/bathymetry/hydro.html>
Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
Data collected under contract with NOAA for Nautical Charting must conform to IHO (International Hydrographic Organization) S-44 standards, which is 5-meters + 5% of water depth, horizontally in areas where under-keel clearance is of concern. This ensures that any sounding that falls outside of the maximum allowable horizontal position offset will not be used in depth calculations. Positioning confidence checks are performed daily during hydrographic surveys for NOAA and these checks can be viewed for the individual descriptive reports (see the source data for links to reports).
Lineage:
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: NOAA-NOS
Publication_Date: 2011
Title:
NOAA Hydrographic Surveys using RESON 8101 MBES along the Delmarva Peninsula
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: document
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Descriptive Reports
Issue_Identification:
H11554, H11555, H11647, H11648, H11649, H11650, H11872, H11873, H11874, H11992, and H12161.
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Newport, RI
Publisher: Leidos (formerly SAIC)
Other_Citation_Details:
11 Reson 8101 surveys were used to construct this regional dataset. The descriptiver reports are listed in the Source Information and an inclusive citation is shown here. The data and accompanying reports can be accessed through NGDC via the online linkage URL. The publication date of these surveys actually range from 2009 to 2011.
Online_Linkage:
Type_of_Source_Media: online
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 20060601
Ending_Date: 20101217
Source_Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: Reson 8101
Source_Contribution:
These hydrographic reports and data provided the source RESON 8101 multibeam bathymetry data that went into this regional hillshaded-image. The data were acquired between 2006 and 2011 by SAIC for NOAA aboard M/V Atlantic Surveyor. A hull-mounted RESON SeaBat 8101(240 kHz) was used to acquire the multibeam echosounder data. Below is a list of references for the individual Hsurvey descriptive reports that used the Reson 8101 and are included in the regional bathymetry grid. Survey data can be downloaded through the NGDC's Interactive Map Interfaceto NOS Data and Products (http://maps.ngdc.noaa.gov/viewers/bathymetry/?layers=nos_hydro&minx=-200&maxx=-50&miny=10&maxy=70). Data accessed on September 12, 201 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 2006, Descriptive report for survey H11554, Project No. OPR-D302-KR-06: National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, SAIC Doc 06-TR-015, accessed September 12, 2014 at http://surveys.ngdc.noaa.gov/mgg/NOS/coast/H10001-H12000/H11554/DR/H11554.pdf National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 2006, Descriptive report for survey H11555, Project No. OPR-D302-KR-06: National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, SAIC Doc 06-TR-016, accessed September 12, 2014 at http://surveys.ngdc.noaa.gov/mgg/NOS/coast/H10001-H12000/H11555/DR/H11555.pdf National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 2007, Descriptive report for survey H11647, Project No. OPR-D302-KR-07: National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, SAIC Doc 07-TR-008, accessed September 12, 2014 at http://surveys.ngdc.noaa.gov/mgg/NOS/coast/H10001-H12000/H11647/DR/H11647.pdf National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 2007, Descriptive report for survey H11648, Project No. OPR-D302-KR-07: National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, SAIC Doc 07-TR-009, accessed September 12, 2014 at http://surveys.ngdc.noaa.gov/mgg/NOS/coast/H10001-H12000/H11648/DR/H11648.pdf National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 2007, Descriptive report for survey H11649, Project No. OPR-D302-KR-07: National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, SAIC Doc 07-TR-010, accessed September 12, 2014 at http://surveys.ngdc.noaa.gov/mgg/NOS/coast/H10001-H12000/H11649/DR/H11649.pdf National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 2007, Descriptive report for survey H11650, Project No. OPR-D302-KR-07: National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, SAIC Doc 07-TR-011, accessed September 12, 2014 at http://surveys.ngdc.noaa.gov/mgg/NOS/coast/H10001-H12000/H11650/DR/H11650.pdf National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 2008, Descriptive report for survey H11872, Project No. OPR-D302-SA-08: National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, SAIC Doc 09-TR-035, accessed September 12, 2014 at http://surveys.ngdc.noaa.gov/mgg/NOS/coast/H10001-H12000/H11872/DR/H11872.pdf National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 2008, Descriptive report for survey H11873, Project No. OPR-D302-SA-08: National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, SAIC Doc 09-TR-043, accessed September 12, 2014 at http://surveys.ngdc.noaa.gov/mgg/NOS/coast/H10001-H12000/H11873/DR/H11873.pdf National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 2008, Descriptive report for survey H11874, Project No. OPR-D302-SA-08: National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, SAIC Doc 09-TR-044, accessed September 12, 2014 at http://surveys.ngdc.noaa.gov/mgg/NOS/coast/H10001-H12000/H11874/DR/H11874.pdf National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 2008, Descriptive report for survey H11992, Project No. OPR-D302-SA-08: National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, SAIC Doc 09-TR-045, accessed September 12, 2014 at http://surveys.ngdc.noaa.gov/mgg/NOS/coast/H10001-H12000/H11992/DR/H11992.pdf Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, SAIC Doc 11-TR-003, accessed September 12, 2014 at http://surveys.ngdc.noaa.gov/mgg/NOS/coast/H12001-H14000/H12161/DR/H12161.pdf
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: NOAA-NOS
Publication_Date: 2010
Title:
NOAA Hydrographic Surveys using RESON 7125 MBES along the Delmarva Peninsula
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: document
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Descriptive Reports
Issue_Identification:
H12001, H12002, H12003, H12091, H12092, H12093, H12094, H12160, H12336, H12337, H12338, and H12339
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Newport, RI
Publisher: Leidos (formerly SAIC)
Other_Citation_Details:
12 Reson 7125 surveys were used to construct this regional dataset. The descriptiver reports are listed in the Source Information and an inclusive citation is shown here. The data and accompanying reports can be accessed through NGDC via the online linkage URL. The publication dates for these surveys actually range from 2006 to 2010.
Online_Linkage:
Type_of_Source_Media: online
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 20091009
Ending_Date: 20110930
Source_Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: Reson 7125
Source_Contribution:
These hydrographic reports and data provided the source RESON 7125 multibeam bathymetry data that went into this regional hillshaded-image. The data were acquired between 2010 and 2011 by SAIC for NOAA aboard M/V Atlantic Surveyor. A hull-mounted RESON SeaBat 7125 (200 and 400 kHz) was used to acquire the multibeam echosounder data. Below is a list of references for the individual Hsurvey descriptive reports that used the Reson 7125 and are included in the regional bathymetry grid. Survey data can be downloaded through the NGDC's Interactive Map Interfaceto NOS Data and Products (http://maps.ngdc.noaa.gov/viewers/bathymetry/?layers=nos_hydro&minx=-200&maxx=-50&miny=10&maxy=70). National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 2009, Descriptive report for survey H12001, Project No. OPR-D302-SA-09: National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, SAIC Doc 10-TR-001, accessed September 12, 2014 at http://surveys.ngdc.noaa.gov/mgg/NOS/coast/H12001-H14000/H12001/DR/H12001.pdf National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 2010, Descriptive report for survey H12002, Project No. OPR-D302-SA-09: National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, SAIC Doc 10-TR-002, accessed September 12, 2014 at http://surveys.ngdc.noaa.gov/mgg/NOS/coast/H12001-H14000/H12002/DR/H12002.pdf National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 2010, Descriptive report for survey H12003, Project No. OPR-D302-SA-09: National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, SAIC Doc 10-TR-003, accessed September 12, 2014 at http://surveys.ngdc.noaa.gov/mgg/NOS/coast/H12001-H14000/H12003/DR/H12003.pdf National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 2010, Descriptive report for survey H12091, Project No. OPR-D302-SA-09: National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, SAIC Doc 10-TR-004, accessed September 12, 2014 at http://surveys.ngdc.noaa.gov/mgg/NOS/coast/H12001-H14000/H12091/DR/H12091.pdf National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 2010, Descriptive report for survey H12092, Project No. OPR-D302-SA-09: National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, SAIC Doc 10-TR-030, accessed September 12, 2014 at http://surveys.ngdc.noaa.gov/mgg/NOS/coast/H12001-H14000/H12092/DR/H12092.pdf National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 2010, Descriptive report for survey H12093, Project No. OPR-D302-SA-09: National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, SAIC Doc 11-TR-001, accessed September 12, 2014 at http://surveys.ngdc.noaa.gov/mgg/NOS/coast/H12001-H14000/H12093/DR/H12093.pdf National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 2010, Descriptive report for survey H12094, Project No. OPR-D302-SA-09: National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, SAIC Doc 10-TR-040, accessed September 12, 2014 at http://surveys.ngdc.noaa.gov/mgg/NOS/coast/H12001-H14000/H12094/DR/H12094.pdf National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 2011, Descriptive report for survey H12160, Project No. OPR-D302-KR-10: National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, SAIC Doc 11-TR-005, accessed September 12, 2014 at http://surveys.ngdc.noaa.gov/mgg/NOS/coast/H12001-H14000/H12160/DR/H12160.pdf National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 2011, Descriptive report for survey H12336, Project No. OPR-D302-KR-11: National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, SAIC Doc 11-TR-030, accessed September 12, 2014 at http://surveys.ngdc.noaa.gov/mgg/NOS/coast/H12001-H14000/H12336/DR/H12336.pdf National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 2011, Descriptive report for survey H12337, Project No. OPR-D302-KR-11: National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, SAIC Doc 12-TR-003, accessed September 12, 2014 at http://surveys.ngdc.noaa.gov/mgg/NOS/coast/H12001-H14000/H12337/DR/H12337.pdf National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 2011, Descriptive report for survey H12338, Project No. OPR-D302-KR-11: National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, SAIC Doc 12-TR-004, accessed September 12, 2014 at http://surveys.ngdc.noaa.gov/mgg/NOS/coast/H12001-H14000/H12338/DR/H12338.pdf National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 2011, Descriptive report for survey H12339, Project No. OPR-D302-KR-11: National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, SAIC Doc 12-TR-005, accessed September 12, 2014 at http://surveys.ngdc.noaa.gov/mgg/NOS/coast/H12001-H14000/H12339/DR/H12339.pdf
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Each of the 23 Hydrographic surveys used to create this hillshaded image were downloaded from NGDC as .bag files. The resolutions of individual .bag files varied from 50-cm to 4-m and some surveys were made up of more than 1 .bag file. Each .bag was downloaded and imported into QPS fledermaus software (version 7.4.1) and converted to a .sd file. For surveys with multiple .bag files, 'surfacemerge' in QPS FMcommand (version 7.4.1) was used to merge the individual .sd files into one file per survey. This process step and all of the following process steps were completed by the following Process Contact:
Process_Date: 20140825
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: U.S. Geological Survey
Address: 384 Woods Hole Road
City: Woods Hole
State_or_Province: MA
Postal_Code: 02543
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (508) 548-8700x2259
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (508)-457-2310
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: ependleton@usgs.gov
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
After merging files within surveys, each survey .sd file was interpolated for 5-iterations in QPS Fledermaus (version 7.4.1) to fill gaps between adjacent survey lines in shallow water areas. Gaps along the landward boundary, especially near inlets and shoals, were allowed to persist after 5 -iterations and one internal gap in survey H12094 was left unfilled because ship tracklines did not cross over the shoalest point. Each survey .sd was resampled with Fledermaus to 5-m resolution and exported as a 32-bit GeoTIFF.
Process_Date: 20140826
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Survey GeoTIFFs were brought into ArcMap (version 10.2) in their original horizontal and vertical coordinate systems. The GeoTIFFS were reprojected from NAD83 UTM Zone 19N to WGS84 UTM Zone 19N using the reproject toolbox and the NAD83_to_WGS84_5 transformation. The 23 reprojected survey grids were then mosaicked into one raster dataset with no blending of grid values. The grids were mosaicked in by the order of their collection, so newest data were on top in overlapping areas.
Process_Date: 20140830
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
The combined 5-m raster dataset within a larger project file geodatabase was then exported to a stand-alone Esri binary grid (ArcCatalog 10.2). Vertical coordinates were unchanged from the original .bag grids in MLLW tidal datum and final horizontal coordinates were in WGS84 UTM Zone 19N.
Process_Date: 20140830
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
The final 5-m bathymetry grid containing all 23 hydrographic surveys was hillshaded using Spatial Analyst (ArcMap version 10.2) with an azimuth of 315, an altitude of 45, and z-factor of 2. The hillshaded grid was exported to GeoTIFF format within ArcMap by right-clicking and choosing export data. Cell-size and horizontal coordinate systems were unchanged.
Process_Date: 20140830
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Edits to the metadata were made to fix any errors that MP v 2.9.30 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. Blank elements not necessary for the dataset were deleted. Fixed online links to the data. 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: 20160302
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
Address: 384 Woods Hole Rd.
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: 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: 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:
Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method: Raster
Raster_Object_Information:
Raster_Object_Type: Pixel
Row_Count: 30101
Column_Count: 18842
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: 18
Transverse_Mercator:
Scale_Factor_at_Central_Meridian: 0.996
Longitude_of_Central_Meridian: -75
Latitude_of_Projection_Origin: 0
False_Easting: 500000
False_Northing: 0
Planar_Coordinate_Information:
Planar_Coordinate_Encoding_Method: row and column
Coordinate_Representation:
Abscissa_Resolution: 5.000000
Ordinate_Resolution: 5.000000
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
Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: NOS_5m_INT_HS.tif.vat
Entity_Type_Definition: Unknown
Entity_Type_Definition_Source: Unknown
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: OID
Attribute_Definition: Internal feature number.
Attribute_Definition_Source: Esri
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Unrepresentable_Domain:
Sequential unique whole numbers that are automatically generated.
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:
USGS Open-File Report 2014-1262 hillshaded relief GeoTIFF from the Delmarva Peninusla (NOS_5m_hillshaded_TIFF.zip). The zip file contains a folder with the following a GeoTIFF (NOS_5m_INT_HS). A browse graphic (hillshade_5m.png), and a world file (NOS_5m_INT_HS.tfw) and FGDC CSDGM metadata files (nos_5mint.xml) in four standard formats are also included in the zip file.
Distribution_Liability:
Neither the U.S. Government, the Department of the Interior, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), 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 USGS or NOAA 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: ArcMap 10.2
Format_Specification: GeoTIFF
Format_Information_Content:
the zip file (WinZip v. 14.5) contains a GeoTIFF image (and world file) of hillshaded relief data at 5-meter resolution and the associated metadata and world file
File_Decompression_Technique: Use WinZip or pkUnzip
Transfer_Size: 90
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Fees: None
Custom_Order_Process: none
Technical_Prerequisites:
The image contained in the ZIP file is available as 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_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: U.S. Geological Survey
Address: 384 Woods Hole Rd.
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
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time

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