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Single-beam bathymetry data collected in 2015 from Grand Bay, Alabama-Mississippi

December 1, 2017

As part of the Sea-level and Storm Impacts on Estuarine Environments and Shorelines (SSIEES) project, scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center conducted a single-beam bathymetry survey within the estuarine, open-bay, and tidal creek environments of Grand Bay, Alabama-Mississippi, from May to June 2015. The goal of the SSIEES project is to assess the physical controls of sediment and material exchange between wetlands and estuarine environments along the northern Gulf of Mexico, specifically Grand Bay, Alabama-Mississippi; Vermilion Bay, Louisiana; and, along the east coast, within Chincoteague Bay, Virginia-Maryland. The data described in this report provide baseline bathymetric information for future research investigating wetland-marsh evolution, sediment transport, erosion, recent and long-term geomorphic change, and can also support the modeling of changes in response to restoration and storm impacts. The survey area encompasses more than 40 square kilometers of Grand Bay’s waters.

Citation Information

Publication Year 2017
Title Single-beam bathymetry data collected in 2015 from Grand Bay, Alabama-Mississippi
DOI 10.3133/ds1070
Authors Nancy T. DeWitt, Chelsea A. Stalk, Christopher G. Smith, Stanley D. Locker, Jake J. Fredericks, Terrence A. McCloskey, Cathryn J. Wheaton
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title Data Series
Series Number 1070
Index ID ds1070
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center