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Coastal Geophysical Data Collected in 2016 nearshore Cape Canaveral, Florida

July 20, 2017

Geophysical data including multibeam bathymetry and backscatter, side scan sonar, and chirp subbottom were collected by Coastal Carolina University Center for Marine and Wetland Studies, Conway, South Carolina, in June 2016 in collaboration with the USGS St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center in the nearshore environment of Cape Canaveral, Florida. The goal of the effort was to broadly characterize the geology of the shelf to identify spatial linkages with previously measured coastal change and bathymetric variability ( This USGS Data Release includes the: 1) processed elevation point data (xyz) and digital elevation model (DEM), 2) processed images of backscatter and side scan sonar, and 3) chirp subbottom profile data (segy). For further information regarding data collection and/or processing please see the metadata associated with this data release.