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GLORIA sidescan-sonar imagery for parts of the U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone and adjacent areas

August 1, 2011

In 1983, President Ronald Reagan signed a Proclamation establishing the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) of the United States extending its territory 200 nautical miles from the coasts of the United States, Puerto Rico, the Northern Mariana Islands, and other U.S. territories and possessions. The charter of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) places the primary responsibility for mapping the territories of the United States within the USGS. Upon declaration of the EEZ, the territory of the United States was enlarged by more than 13 million square kilometers, all of which are under water. The USGS EEZ-SCAN program to systematically map the EEZ began in 1984 and continued through 1991. This digital publication contains all the GLORIA sidescan imagery of the deep-water (greater than 200 meters) portion of the EEZ mapped during those 8 years of data collection. For each EEZ area, we describe the data collection surveys and provide downloads of the GLORIA data and metadata.

Citation Information

Publication Year 2011
Title GLORIA sidescan-sonar imagery for parts of the U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone and adjacent areas
DOI 10.3133/ofr20101332
Authors Valerie F. Paskevich, Florence L. Wong, John J. O'Malley, Andrew J. Stevenson, Christina E. Gutmacher
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title Open-File Report
Series Number 2010-1332
Index ID ofr20101332
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center