Bathymetry data

Illustration of an angled view of the seafloor as if the water were drained away, showing geologic features.

Detailed Description

State-of-the-art multibeam and bathymetric sidescan sonar systems are used to collect high-resolution bathymetry and acoustic backscatter data. These data are the foundation on which most groundtruthing and derivative products are based. Bathymetry data display the shape of the seafloor including rough terrain (possibly rock outcrops?), smooth terrain (possibly sedimented?), canyons, and anthropogenic features.


Image Dimensions: 866 x 500

Location Taken: US


California State Waters Map Series
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