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Coastal Bathymetry and Backscatter Data Collected in September-October 2019 from Rockaway Peninsula, New York

December 3, 2020

Scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center in St. Petersburg, Florida (USGS - SPCSMC), conducted a geophysical survey nearshore the Rockaway Peninsula, New York, during September and October 2019. During this study, multibeam bathymetry and acoustic backscatter data were collected aboard the R/V Sallenger (two separate survey efforts: Leg 1-October 4-6; Leg 2-October 24-29), while single-beam bathymetry data were collected aboard a towed seismic sled and two personal watercraft (PWC) (September 27-October 6). Efforts were supported by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) Beach and Marsh Monitoring Project and the USGS Coastal Sediment Availability and Flux (CSAF) Project. Both projects aim to assess sediment availability and exchange in nearshore environments and incorporate shoreface morphology and geology into coastal-change assessments and predictions. For further information regarding data collection and/or processing methods refer to the associated metadata.