Colored shaded-relief bathymetric map and orthomosaic from structure-from-motion quantitative underwater imaging device with five cameras of the Lake Tahoe floor, California
This two-sheet publication displays a high-resolution colored shaded-relief bathymetric map (sheet 1) and orthomosaic (sheet 2) of part of the Lake Tahoe floor in California generated from a U.S. Geological Survey towed surface vehicle with multiple downward-looking underwater cameras. The system is named the Structure-from-Motion Quantitative Underwater Imaging Device with Five Cameras (SQUID-5). The cameras were synchronized with each other and with a survey-grade Global Navigation Satellite System. A total of 42,939 photographs were collected with nearly complete overlapping coverage of an area approximately 250 meters by 250 meters. A digital terrain model and an orthomosaic were generated from the overlapping photographs using Structure-from-Motion and photogrammetry techniques. Gaps are present in the bathymetry data owing to data-collection or -processing artifacts. These two sheets display the very fine details of the lake floor mapped using SQUID-5.
|Colored shaded-relief bathymetric map and orthomosaic from structure-from-motion quantitative underwater imaging device with five cameras of the Lake Tahoe floor, California
|Gerald A. Hatcher, Jonathan A. Warrick, Peter Dartnell
|USGS Numbered Series
|Scientific Investigations Map
|USGS Publications Warehouse
|Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center