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U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 514

Swath Bathymetry Surveys of the Monterey Bay Area from Point Año Nuevo to Moss Landing, San Mateo, Santa Cruz, and Monterey Counties, California

Hillshaded bathymetryBy

Andrew C. Ritchie1, David P. Finlayson1, and Joshua B. Logan1

2010

1Santa Cruz, Calif.

Survey Crew: Guy Cochrane, Jackson Currie, Pete DalFerro, David Finlayson, Jamie Grover, Gerry Hatcher, Andy Ritchie, George Tate, Rob Wyland

Survey Vertical Control: Gerry Hatcher, Josh Logan, Tom Reiss

Special thanks to: Bud McCrary, VP, Big Creek Lumber and staff for generously allowing us to locate a GPS base station on their property; and to Craig Okuda, Associate Engineer, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) for providing access and installation assistance for the Mount Toro RTK signal repeater.

 


Abstract

This report describes swath bathymetry and backscatter data acquired by the U.S. Geological Survey on the continental shelf within the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary between Point Año Nuevo and Moss Landing, in San Mateo, Santa Cruz, and Monterey Counties, Calif. The survey was done for the California Seafloor Mapping Program (CSMP), in field activities S-7-09-MB and S-10-09-MB, by the Western Coastal and Marine Geology (WCMG) Team of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

The data were aquired in two seperate surveys: (1) between August 13, 2009 and September 3, 2009, personnel from WCMG completed field activity S-7-09-MB, from Point Año Nuevo south to Table Rock, as well as a block west of Soquel Canyon; (2) between October 12 and December 16, 2009, WCMG conducted field activity S-10-09-MB, surveying between Table Rock and Moss Landing.


For more information, contact David Finlayson.

Suggested citation:
Ritchie, Andrew C., Finlayson, David P., and Logan, Joshua B., 2010, Swath bathymetry surveys of the Monterey Bay area from Point Año Nuevo to Moss Landing, San Mateo, Santa Cruz, and Monterey Counties, California: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 514 [http://pubs.usgs.gov/ds/514/].

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