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Summary and preliminary interpretations of USGS cruise A-2-02-HW: Underwater video surveys collected off of Oahu, Molokai, and Maui, Hawaii, June-July 2002

August 4, 2005

The insular shelves of the southern coasts of the islands of Oahu and Molokai, and the western coast of Maui in the Hawaiian Archipelago were surveyed using ship-towed video between June 26 and July 11, 2002, as part of USGS-CMG cruise A-2-02-HW (Figure 1.1). The goals of the survey were to collect underwater video of the sea floor to: (1) Characterize substrate type and benthic habitat distribution; and (2) Ground-truth recently-acquired data including bathymetric (SHOALS) lidar, side-scan sonar, seismic reflection, and surface texture and grain size. The underwater video also aids in the interpretation and evaluation of Hawaii's benthic habitat maps produced by NOAA and coral reef distribution monitored by the State of Hawaii (Coral Reef Assessment and Monitoring Program - CRAMP; http://cramp.wcc.hawaii.edu/). Additional metadata for this cruise is available at: http://walrus.wr.usgs.gov/infobank/a/a202hw/html/a-2-02-hw.meta.html

Citation Information

Publication Year 2005
Title Summary and preliminary interpretations of USGS cruise A-2-02-HW: Underwater video surveys collected off of Oahu, Molokai, and Maui, Hawaii, June-July 2002
DOI 10.3133/ofr20051244
Authors Ann Gibbs, Eric E. Grossman, Bruce Richmond
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title Open-File Report
Series Number 2005-1244
Index ID ofr20051244
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization