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Bathymetry and acoustic backscatter: Estero Bay, California

December 5, 2013

Between July 30 and August 9, 2012, scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center (PCMSC), acquired bathymetry and acoustic-backscatter data from Estero Bay, San Luis Obispo, California, under PCMSC Field Activity ID S-05-12-SC.

The survey was done using the R/V Parke Snavely outfitted with a multibeam sonar for swath mapping and highly accurate position and orientation equipment for georeferencing. This report provides these data in a number of different formats, as well as a summary of the mapping mission, maps of bathymetry and backscatter, and Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) metadata.

Citation Information

Publication Year 2013
Title Bathymetry and acoustic backscatter: Estero Bay, California
DOI 10.3133/ofr20131225
Authors Stephen R. Hartwell, David P. Finlayson, Peter Dartnell, Samuel Y. Johnson
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title Open-File Report
Series Number 2013-1225
Index ID ofr20131225
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center