SEA SWATHplus-M 234 kHz

Description SWATHplus is a pole-mounted swath bathymetry sonar that can achieve swath widths of ~5 times the water depth. Owned by Woods Hole and Santa Cruz. (wh-sfm)
Active? Yes
Manufacturer Bathyswath
Device type Underway > Measure > Bathymetry > Bathymetry > Sediment
Feature type
Name Profile line
Description Bathy, seismic, and other accoustic methods
Type line
Data types
Interferometric Sonar (Bathymetry, Sidescan)

Usage of this device

Field activity Center Platforms Activity location and equipment usage description
1999-044-FA WHCMSC northern South Carolina, United States, North America, North Atlantic;
2000-014-FA WHCMSC central South Carolina, United States, North America, North Atlantic;
Type ID Access Name Description
Dataset 23060 Public Bathymetry GIS data
2000-087-FA WHCMSC Red Brook Harbor, Bourne, Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic;
2001-005-FA WHCMSC outer banks, North Carolina, United States, North America, North Atlantic;
2001-008-FA WHCMSC Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, United States, North America, North Atlantic;
Type ID Access Name Description
Dataset 23079 Public Bathymetry GIS data
2001-018-FA WHCMSC Portsmouth Harbor, New Hampshire, Gulf of Maine, United States, North America, North Atlantic;
2001-059-FA WHCMSC Central South Carolina, United States, North America, North Atlantic;
2001-067-FA WHCMSC Martha's Vineyard, Vineyard Sound, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic;
2001-074-FA WHCMSC Martha's Vineyard, Vineyard Sound, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic;
2002-012-FA WHCMSC northern inner shelf, North Carolina, United States, North America, North Atlantic;
2002-013-FA WHCMSC inner shelf, North Carolina, United States, North America, North Atlantic;
2002-031-FA WHCMSC Bear Lake, Utah, United States, North America;Foy Lake, Montana, United States, North America;
Type ID Access Name Description
Dataset 23094 Public Bathymetry GIS data - contours
2003-003-FA WHCMSC Raleigh Bay, Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, United States, North America, North Atlantic;
2003-004-FA WHCMSC Raleigh Bay, Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, United States, North America, North Atlantic;
2003-007-FA WHCMSC South Essex Sanctuary, Massachusetts Bay, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic;
Type ID Access Name Description
Dataset 23097 Public Bathymetry GIS data
2003-009-FA WHCMSC Long Bay, South Carolina, United States, North America, North Atlantic;
Type ID Access Name Description
Dataset 23101 Public Sidescan mosaic
2003-045-FA WHCMSC Vineyard Sound, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic;
2003-054-FA WHCMSC Cape Cod Canal, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic;
2004-001-FA WHCMSC Small streams in Everglades National Park, Key Largo, Florida, Gulf of Mexico, United States, North America, North Atlantic;
2004-002-FA WHCMSC Gloucester to Nahant, South Essex Sanctuary, Massachusetts Bay, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic;
Type ID Access Name Description
Dataset 23104 Public Bathymetry GIS data
2004-003-FA WHCMSC Raleigh Bay, Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, United States, North America, North Atlantic;
2004-029-FA WHCMSC Everglades rivers, Florida Bay, Florida, United States, North America, North Atlantic;
2005-001-FA WHCMSC St. George Sound, eastern Apalachicola Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, Apalachicola Bay, Florida, United States, Gulf of Mexico, North America, North Atlantic;
2005-004-FA WHCMSC Lake Winnipesaukee, Moultonborough, Carroll County, New Hampshire, United States, North America;
Type ID Access Name Description
Dataset 23984 Public 2005-004-FA_bathytrk Survey tracklines of swath bathymetry collected by the USGS in Moultonbourough Bay, Lake Winnipesaukee, New Hampshire in 2005 (Geographic, WGS 84, Esri polyline shapefile and CSV file formats)
Dataset 23983 Public 2005-004-FA_winni_bathy 1-meter swath bathymetric grid collected by the USGS in Moultonborough Bay, Lake Winnipesaukee, New Hampshire in 2005 (UTM Zone 19N, WGS 84, Esri Binary Grid file format)
2005-005-FA WHCMSC Merrimack Embayment, Massachusetts, Gulf of Maine, United States, North America, North Atlantic;
Type ID Access Name Description
Dataset 36620 Public 2005-005-FA-BA-001-01 combined bathymetric depth grid of both inshore and offshore bathymetry
Dataset 23110 Public Bathymetry GIS data 5-meter bathymetric grid of both the inshore and offshore survey areas in Esri 32-bit continuous floating point format.
2005-048-FA WHCMSC Boston Harbor, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic,
2006-001-FA WHCMSC Apalachicola Bay, Florida, United States, Gulf of Mexico, North America, North Atlantic;
Type ID Access Name Description
Dataset 23112 Public Bathymetry GIS data
2006-012-FA WHCMSC South Shore, Hull to Duxbury, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic;
Type ID Access Name Description
Dataset 23115 Public Bathymetric data collected offshore of Massachusetts between Duxbury and Hull
Dataset 23117 Public Grid of bathymetry acquired using interferometric sonar offshore of Massachusetts within northern Cape Cod Bay
2006-015-FA WHCMSC Chandeleur Islands, Chandeleur Sound, Louisiana, United States, Gulf of Mexico, North America, North Atlantic;
Type ID Access Name Description
Dataset 23120 Public Bathymetry GIS data
2006-024-FA WHCMSC Penobscot River, Belfast Bay, Penobscot Bay, Maine, United States, North Atlantic;
2006-033-FA WHCMSC Vineyard Sound, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic;
2006-038-FA WHCMSC Middle Ground, Vineyard Sound, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic;
2007-001-FA WHCMSC Massachusetts Bay, Scituate, Duxbury, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic;
Type ID Access Name Description
Dataset 23125 Public Bathymetric data offshore of Massachusetts between Duxbury and Hull
Dataset 23127 Public Bathymetry acquired using interferometric sonar offshore of Massachusetts within northern Cape Cod Bay
2007-002-FA WHCMSC Cape Cod Bay, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic,
2007-007-FA WHCMSC Chandeleur Islands, Breton Sound, Louisiana, northern Gulf of Mexico, United States, North America, North Atlantic;
Type ID Access Name Description
Dataset 23132 Public Bathymetry GIS data
2007-011-FA WHCMSC Martha's Vineyard Coastal Observatory, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic;
Type ID Access Name Description
Dataset 23135 Public Bathymetry GIS data
2007-016-FA WHCMSC Middle Ground, Vineyard Sound, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic;
2007-038-FA WHCMSC Gulf of Maine, United States, North America, North Atlantic,
Type ID Access Name Description
Dataset 36531 Public 2007-038-FA-BA-001 50 km swath bathy data.
2007-039-FA WHCMSC Vineyard Sound, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic;
2008-001-FA WHCMSC Diamond Shoals, Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, United States, North America, North Atlantic;
2008-002-FA WHCMSC Western Cape Cod Bay, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic;
Type ID Access Name Description
Dataset 28443 Public 2008-002-FA-BA-001-01 Processed-SWATHplus Interferometric bathymetry tracklines.
Dataset 34933 Public 2008-002-FA-BA-001-02 5-m ASCII raster of SWATHplus Interferometric bathymetry data.
Dataset 23139 Public Bathymetry GIS data
2008-016-FA WHCMSC St. Clair River, Lake Huron, Michigan, Ontario, United States, Canada, North America;
Type ID Access Name Description
Dataset 23143 Public Bathymetry GIS data
2008-024-FA WHCMSC Penobscot River, Penobscot Bay, Belfast Bay, Maine, United States, Gulf of Maine, North America, North Atlantic;
2009-001-FA WHCMSC Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and the Dominican Republic, northeast Caribbean, North Atlantic,
2009-002-FA WHCMSC Buzzards Bay, Vineyard Sound, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic;
Type ID Access Name Description
Dataset 33440 Public 2009-002-FA-BA-001 SEA SwathPlus bathymetric data for Buzzards Bay and Vineyard Sound: approx. 350 sq. mi.
Dataset 36912 Public 2009-002-FA-BA-001-01 Swath bathymetric data processed to CARIS BASE surface.
Dataset 36913 Public 2009-002-FA-BA-001-02 Swath bathymetric data processed to ASCII XYZ data.
Dataset 36914 Public 2009-002-FA-BA-001-03 Swath bathymetric data processed to ESRI ArcView grid.
Dataset 33441 Public 2009-002-FA-BA-002 DVD ROM disk of JD148,SUBX,KLEIN,512I, JD149,512I,KLEIN, JD149-150,KLEIN, JD150,SWATH+,512I, JD151-152,SWATH+,512I, JD151-152,KLEIN, JD149,152-153,SWATH+, JD153,SWATH+,512I, JD153-155,KLEIN,512I, JD154-155,SWATH+, JD154-155,SWATH+, KLEIN, JD155-156,SWATH+, JD155-156,KLEIN, JD156-157,512I,KLEIN, JD157-158,SWATH+, JD158-159,SWATH+,512i, JD158-159,512i,KLEIN, JD159-161,512i,KLEIN, JD159-160, SWATH+, JD159-160, SWATH+,KLEIN, JD161-162, 512i, KLEIN, JD163, SWATH+,512I, JD163-164, KLEIN, JD164,SWATHPLUS,KLEIN, JD164-165,SWATHPLUS,512I, JD165-166,512I,KLEIN, JD166-167,SWATH+,KLEIN, JD167-168,KLEIN,512I,SWATH+, JD168,KLEIN,SWATH+, JD168-169512I,KLEIN,SWATH+,
2009-018-FA WHCMSC Red Brook Harbor, Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic;
2009-036-FA WHCMSC Woods Hole Harbor, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic;
2009-068-FA WHCMSC Vineyard Sound, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic;
2010-003-FA WHCMSC Cuttyhunk, Elizabeth Islands, Vineyard Sound, Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic;
Type ID Access Name Description
Dataset 30124 Public 2010-003-FA-BA-001-01 This grid represents approximately 24.5 square km of bathymetric data that were collected in 2010. These data are used to define the sea-floor morphology surrounding the nearshore of the western Elizabeth Islands, Massachusetts. This interpolated grid provides a complete seafloor surface for data visualization and presentation.
2010-004-FA WHCMSC Buzzards Bay, Vineyard Sound, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic;
2010-012-FA WHCMSC Gulf of Mexico, North America, North Atlantic,
Type ID Access Name Description
Dataset 33237 Public 2010-012-FA-BA-001-01 CARIS (2010), a swath-bathymetry-processing software package, was used to post-process the bathymetric soundings. Sounding data were rectified for ship motion, and spurious soundings were eliminated. Corrections for sound velocity changes within the water column and tidal offsets (utilizing a NOAA discrete tidal zoning model and tidal observations from two Mississippi tide stations) were also applied to the soundings. Final soundings were referenced to mean lower low water (MLLW) vertical datum. Processed soundings from approximately 1,800 km of tracklines yielded a final bathymetric surface area of about 265 km2, which was gridded at a resolution of 50 m/pixel.
2010-022-LW WHCMSC Coastal Research Lab, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), Woods Hole, Massachusetts, United States, North America;
2010-050-FA WHCMSC Buzzards Bay, Cape Cod, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic,
2010-072-FA WHCMSC Muskeget Channel, Nantucket Sound, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic;
2010-073-FA WHCMSC North Atlantic
2011-001-FA WHCMSC offshore shallow Beaufort Sea, Alaska, United States, North America, Arctic Ocean;
2011-004-FA WHCMSC Vineyard Sound, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic;
2011-005-FA WHCMSC Fire Island, New York, United States, North America, North Atlantic;
Type ID Access Name Description
Dataset 23985 Public 2011-005-FA_swathtrk Backscatter and bathymetric trackline navigation for the Bathyswath SWATHplus sonar collected by the USGS offshore of Fire Island, NY in 2011 (Geographic, WGS84, Esri polyline shape file).
Dataset 32899 Public FI_Bathy5m 5-meter swath bathymetric grid collected by the USGS offshore of Fire Island, NY in 2011 (UTM zone 18N, WGS 84, Esri binary grid file format).
Dataset 23988 Public FI_sonar5m 5-meter bacscatter mosaic of Bathyswath SWATHplus sonar image collected by the USGS offshore of Fire Island, NY in 2011 (UTM zone 18N, WGS 84, 24-bit continuous unsigned integer GeoTIFF format).
2011-013-FA WHCMSC Buzzards Bay, Cape Cod, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic;Middle Ground, Vineyard Sound, Marthas Vineyard, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic;,
Type ID Access Name Description
Dataset 37961 Public 2011-013-FA-BA-001-01 Final processed SWATHplus data are published in OFR 2013-1020 Pendleton, E.A., Andrews, B.D., Danforth, W.W., and Foster, D.S. 2013, High-resolution geophysical data from sand shoals of Vineyard Sound and the seafloor surrounding the eastern Elizabeth Islands, Massachusetts: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2013-1020, available at http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2013/1020/.
Dataset 37963 Public 2011-013-FA-SO-001-01 Backscatter data (Klein and some SWATHplus) Pendleton, E.A., Andrews, B.D., Danforth, W.W., and Foster, D.S. 2013, High-resolution geophysical data from sand shoals of Vineyard Sound and the seafloor surrounding the eastern Elizabeth Islands, Massachusetts: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2013-1020, available at http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2013/1020/
2012-009-FA WHCMSC Central US Beaufort Sea continental shelf
2012-020-FA WHCMSC Martha's Vineyard Inner-continental shelf, Massachusetts, North America, North Atlantic
2012-024-FA WHCMSC Connecticut River, Old Saybrook, Essex, Connecticut, United States, North America
2012-025-FA WHCMSC New York Bight, New York, New Jersey, United States, North America, North Atlantic;,
2013-003-FA WHCMSC Marthas Vineyard Inner shelf & Nantucket Sound, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic
2013-004-FA WHCMSC Hawaii
2013-046-FA WHCMSC New York Bight, New York, New Jersey, United States, North America, North Atlantic;,
2014-002-FA WHCMSC Delmarva peninsula, United States, North America, North Atlantic
Type ID Access Name Description
Dataset 23930 Public 2014-002-FA_5m_MLLWbathy 5-meter Swath bathymetry data collected by the U.S. Geological Survey along the Delmarva Peninsula, MD and VA, 2014 (32-bit GeoTIFF, UTM Zone 18N, WGS 84)
Dataset 38305 Public 2014-002-FA_SwathBS_2m 2-meter Swath interferometric backscatter data collected in 2014 by the U.S. Geological Survey along the Delmarva Peninsula, MD and VA (8-bit GeoTIFF, UTM Zone 18N, WGS 84)
Dataset 38304 Public 2014-002-FA_Swath_Tracklines Trackline navigation for Swath bathymetry collected by the U.S. Geological Survey along the Delmarva Peninsula, MD and VA, 2014 (Esri polyline shapefile, GCS WGS 84)
2015-001-FA WHCMSC Mid-Atlantic Bight, Delaware/Maryland/Virginia, United States, North America, North Atlantic
Type ID Access Name Description
Dataset 25137 Public 2015-001-FA_bathy Bathymetric data from swath interferometric bathymetry data. Bathymetric data are useful geophysical datasets for geologic framework studies. These data can be used in conjunction with other geophysical and sample data to identify sea-floor morphology.
2016-002-FA WHCMSC U.S. mid-Atlantic inner continental shelf to shelf edge
2016-017-FA WHCMSC Town Neck Beach, Sandwich
Type ID Access Name Description
Dataset 38440 Public 2016-017-FA_Backscatter Backscatter imagery collected in 2016 by the U.S. Geological Survey off Town Neck Beach Sandwich, Massachusetts during field activity 2016-017-FA (GeoTIFF image)
Dataset 38439 Public 2016-017-FA_Bathymetry2m_NAVD88 2-meter bathymetric data collected in 2016 by the U.S. Geological Survey off Town Neck Beach Sandwich, Massachusetts during field activity 2016-017-FA (bathymetry GeoTIFF)
Dataset 38444 Public 2016-017-FA_SWATHplusTracklines Survey lines along which swath sonar (bathymetric and backscatter) data were collected in 2016 by the U.S. Geological Survey off Town Neck Beach Sandwich, Massachusetts during field activity 2016-017-FA