USGS vessel used to collect single-beam bathymetry

USGS scientists operating a small research vessel in water near a grassy shoreline.

Detailed Description

This USGS vessel acquires single-beam bathymetry in shallow nearshore environments. We acquire repeat bathymetry surveys over multiple years and compute changes in bathymetry, thus allowing us to identify hotspots of erosion and deposition on short timescales.


Image Dimensions: 1025 x 740

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Location Taken: US