vims_2005: 4 meter ESRI binary grid of nearshore bathymetry data collected south of Oregon Inlet (UTM Zone18N, WGS 84)

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Dr. Jesse McNinch
Publication_Date: 2013
Title:
vims_2005: 4 meter ESRI binary grid of nearshore bathymetry data collected south of Oregon Inlet (UTM Zone18N, WGS 84)
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: raster digital data
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Open-File Report
Issue_Identification: 2011-1015
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center, Woods Hole, MA
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey, Coastal and Marine Geology Program
Online_Linkage:
<https://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2011/1015/data/bathymetry/nearshore/vims_2005.zip>
Online_Linkage: <https://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2011/1015/data_catalog.html>
Larger_Work_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: E.R. Thieler
Originator: D.S. Foster
Originator: D.M. Mallinson
Originator: E.A. Himmelstoss
Originator: J.E. McNinch
Originator: J.H. List
Originator: E.S. Hammar-Klose
Publication_Date: 2013
Title:
Quaternary Geophysical Framework of the Northeastern North Carolina Coastal System
Edition: 1
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Open-File Report
Issue_Identification: 2011-1015
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center, Woods Hole, MA
Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey, Coastal and Marine Geology Program
Online_Linkage: <https://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2011/1015/>
Description:
Abstract:
The northeastern North Carolina coastal system, from False Cape, Virginia, to Cape Lookout, North Carolina, has been studied by a cooperative research program that mapped the Quaternary geologic framework of the estuaries, barrier islands, and inner continental shelf. This information provides a basis to understand the linkage between geologic framework, physical processes, and coastal evolution at time scales from storm events to millennia. The study area attracts significant tourism to its parks and beaches, contains a number of coastal communities, and supports a local fishing industry, all of which are impacted by coastal change. Knowledge derived from this research program can be used to mitigate hazards and facilitate effective management of this dynamic coastal system.
This regional mapping project produced spatial datasets of high-resolution geophysical (bathymetry, backscatter intensity, and seismic reflection) and sedimentary (core and grab-sample) data. The high-resolution geophysical data were collected during numerous surveys within the back-barrier estuarine system, along the barrier island complex, in the nearshore, and along the inner continental shelf. Sediment cores were taken on the mainland and along the barrier islands, and both cores and grab samples were taken on the inner shelf. Data collection was a collaborative effort between the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and several other institutions including East Carolina University (ECU), the North Carolina Geological Survey, and the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS).
The high-resolution geophysical data of the inner continental shelf were collected during six separate surveys conducted between 1999 and 2004 (four USGS surveys north of Cape Hatteras: 1999-045-FA, 2001-005-FA, 2002-012-FA, 2002-013-FA, and two USGS surveys south of Cape Hatteras: 2003-003-FA and 2004-003-FA) and cover more than 2600 square kilometers of the inner shelf. Single-beam bathymetry data were collected north of Cape Hatteras in 1999 using a Furuno fathometer. Swath bathymetry data were collected on all other inner shelf surveys using a SEA, Ltd. SwathPLUS 234-kHz bathymetric sonar. Chirp seismic data as well as sidescan-sonar data were collected with a Teledyne Benthos (Datasonics) SIS-1000 north of Cape Hatteras along with boomer seismic reflection data (cruises 1999-045-FA, 2001-005-FA, 2002-012-FA and 2002-013-FA). An Edgetech 512i was used to collect chirp seismic data south of Cape Hatteras (cruises 2003-003-FA and 2004-003-FA) along with a Klein 3000 sidescan-sonar system. Sediment samples were collected with a Van Veen grab sampler during four of the USGS surveys (1999-045-FA, 2001-005-FA, 2002-013-FA, and 2004-003-FA). Additional sediment core data along the inner shelf are provided from previously published studies.
A cooperative study, between the North Carolina Geological Survey and the Minerals Management Service (MMS cores), collected vibracores along the inner continental shelf offshore of Nags Head, Kill Devils Hills and Kitty Hawk, North Carolina in 1996. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers collected vibracores along the inner shelf offshore of Dare County in August 1995 (NDC cores) and July-August 1995 (SNL cores). These cores are curated by the North Carolina Geological Survey and were used as part of the ground validation process in this study.
Nearshore geophysical and core data were collected by the Virginia Institute of Marine Science. The nearshore is defined here as the region between the 10-m isobath and the shoreline. High-resolution bathymetry, backscatter intensity, and chirp seismic data were collected between June 2002 and May 2004. Vibracore samples were collected in May and July 2005.
Shallow subsurface geophysical data were acquired along the Outer Banks barrier islands using a ground-penetrating radar (GPR) system. Data were collected by East Carolina University from 2002 to 2005. Rotasonic cores (OBX cores) from five drilling operations were collected from 2002 to 2006 by the North Carolina Geological Survey as part of the cooperative study with the USGS. These cores are distributed throughout the Outer Banks as well as the mainland.
The USGS collected seismic data for the Quaternary section within the Albemarle-Pamlico estuarine system between 2001 and 2004 during six surveys (2001-013-FA, 2002-015-FA, 2003-005-FA, 2003-042-FA, 2004-005-FA, and 2004-006-FA). These surveys used Geopulse Boomer and Knudsen Engineering Limited (KEL) 320BR Chirp systems, except cruise 2003-042-FA, which used an Edgetech 424 Chirp and a boomer system. The study area includes Albemarle Sound and selected tributary estuaries such as the South, Pungo, Alligator, and Pasquotank Rivers; Pamlico Sound and trunk estuaries including the Neuse and Pamlico Rivers; and back-barrier sounds including Currituck, Croatan, Roanoke, Core, and Bogue.
Purpose:
The swath bathymetric data are used to define the regional seabed morphology within the nearshore study region. These data will augment the sidescan-sonar and chirp sub-bottom collected in the nearshore study area.
Supplemental_Information:
Acquisition System: Swath Plus Frequency: 234 kHz Motion Sensor Information (and heading): IXSEA Octans Raw Data Format: proprietary binary format *.sxr
Survey Layout: The entire survey area was separated into five 10 km shore parallel blocks. Vessel: RV Pelican
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 20050707
Ending_Date: 20050708
Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: None planned
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -75.517458
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -75.450810
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 35.750657
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 35.273147
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: General
Theme_Keyword: bathymetry
Theme_Keyword: swath bathymetry
Theme_Keyword: seafloor morphology
Theme_Keyword: interferometry
Theme_Keyword: gridded raster dataset
Theme_Keyword: ESRI binary grid
Theme_Keyword: Virginia Institute of Marine Science
Theme_Keyword: VIMS
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Theme_Keyword: oceans
Theme_Keyword: oceans and estuaries
Theme_Keyword: oceans and coastal
Theme_Keyword: elevation
Theme_Keyword: imageryBaseMapsEarthCover
Theme_Keyword: geoscientificInformation
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: General
Place_Keyword: North Carolina
Place_Keyword: United States
Place_Keyword: Outer Banks
Place_Keyword: East Coast
Place_Keyword: Duck
Place_Keyword: Oregon Inlet
Place_Keyword: North America
Place_Keyword: Nearshore
Place_Keyword: Surf Zone
Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints:
Not for navigation. Public domain data are freely redistributable with proper metadata and source attribution. The U.S. Geological Survey asks that Dr. Jesse McNinch from the Virginia Institute of Marine Sciences be referenced as the originator of this dataset in any future products or research.
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Dr. Jesse McNinch
Contact_Organization:
(formerly) Virginia Institute of Marine Science (currently) US Army Corps of Engineers: Engineer Research and Development Center Field Research Facility
Contact_Position: Director
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing address
Address: USACE-CEERD-HC-F
Address: Field Research Facility
Address: 1261 Duck Road
City: Kitty Hawk
State_or_Province: NC
Postal_Code: 27949-4472
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (252)261-6840 ext 243
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: Jesse.Mcninch@usace.army.mil
Data_Set_Credit:
Pelican Group ~ McNinch Lab at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science
Native_Data_Set_Environment:
Microsoft Windows XP Version 5.1 (Build 2600) Service Pack 3; ESRI ArcCatalog 9.3.1.1850
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Birkemeier, W.A.
Originator: Mason, C.
Publication_Date: 1984
Title: The CRAB: A unique nearshore surveying vehicle
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Journal of Surveying Engineering
Issue_Identification: v.110, n.1, pp.1-7
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Reston, VA
Publisher: American Society of Civil Engineers

Data_Quality_Information:
Logical_Consistency_Report:
This grid represents the collected swath bathymetric data and does not interpolate for gaps that occur between adjacent lines.
Completeness_Report:
All quality survey line bathymetric data that were collected within nearshore survey area were incorporated in this grid.
Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
The Submetrix (2000 series) interferometric system mounted on the LARC (Lighter Amphibious Resupply Cargo, an Army amphibious vehicle) owned and operated by the United States Army Corps of Engineers, Field Research Facility (FRF) at Duck, NC. The Submetrix was integrated with a motion sensor and real-time kinematic GPS (RTK-GPS) was used to map the bathymetry and acoustic backscatter of the seafloor across the surf zone. The amphibious vessel provided virtually unlimited access to the surf zone, from the 1012 m isobath to the trough, reaching depths of less than 2 m during favorable weather conditions. Soundings were measured relative to mean low water (MLW) using the vertical control provided by RTK-GPS (5 cm) and checked with the NOAA tide station located on the FRF pier. RTK-GPS also provided horizontal control on the order of 5 cm but the cumulative errors associated with vessel motion, speed of sound variations, and acoustic attenuation/noise placed our depth sounding precision conservatively at 1520 cm in the horizontal.
Vertical_Positional_Accuracy:
Vertical_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
A comparison of soundings collected by the Coastal Research Amphibious Buggy (CRAB) (Birkemeier and Mason, 1984) and the LARC-mounted interferometric system in a small area near the FRF pier resulted in an average vertical difference of less than 1 cm with a standard deviation of less than 7 cm.
Lineage:
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Soundings were converted from NAVD88 to MLW during post-processing. Soundings were processed using proprietary software (SwathPlus) to address speed of sound, vessel offsets (e.g. roll, pitch), and tide corrections. Irregularly spaced grids were created using nearest neighbor interpolation algorithms (GridProc software); despiking and smoothing were completed using GridProc and PFM Fledermaus.
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Dr. Jesse McNinch
Contact_Organization:
(formerly) Virginia Institute of Marine Science (currently) US Army Corps of Engineers: Engineer Research and Development Center Field Research Facility
Contact_Position: Director
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing address
Address: USACE-CEERD-HC-F
Address: Field Research Facility
Address: 1261 Duck Road
City: Kitty Hawk
State_or_Province: NC
Postal_Code: 27949-4472
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (252)261-6840 ext 243
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: Jesse.Mcninch@usace.army.mil
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
The gridded file was exported from Fledermaus (v.6) to an ASCII raster file using DMagic. The exported file was then imported into an ArcGIS-compatible format using the ASCII to Raster utility in ArcToolbox (v9.1) under Conversion Tools > To Raster > ASCII to Raster.
Process_Date: 20060622
Source_Produced_Citation_Abbreviation:
<https://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2011/1015/data/bathymetry/nearshore/vims_2005.zip>
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Emily Himmelstoss
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Position: Geologist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 384 Woods Hole Road
City: Woods Hole
State_or_Province: MA
Postal_Code: 02543-1598
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 508-548-8700 x2262
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 508-457-2310
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: ehimmelstoss@usgs.gov

Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method: Raster
Raster_Object_Information:
Raster_Object_Type: Grid Cell
Row_Count: 13233
Column_Count: 1446
Vertical_Count: 1

Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Planar:
Grid_Coordinate_System:
Grid_Coordinate_System_Name: Universal Transverse Mercator
Universal_Transverse_Mercator:
UTM_Zone_Number: 18
Transverse_Mercator:
Scale_Factor_at_Central_Meridian: 0.999600
Longitude_of_Central_Meridian: -75.000000
Latitude_of_Projection_Origin: 0.000000
False_Easting: 500000.000000
False_Northing: 0.000000
Planar_Coordinate_Information:
Planar_Coordinate_Encoding_Method: row and column
Coordinate_Representation:
Abscissa_Resolution: 4.000000
Ordinate_Resolution: 4.000000
Planar_Distance_Units: meters
Geodetic_Model:
Horizontal_Datum_Name: D_WGS_1984
Ellipsoid_Name: WGS_1984
Semi-major_Axis: 6378137.000000
Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 298.257224
Vertical_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Depth_System_Definition:
Depth_Datum_Name: Mean low water defined from NOAA tide station at Duck, NC
Depth_Distance_Units: meters
Depth_Encoding_Method: Explicit depth coordinate included with horizontal coordinates

Distribution_Information:
Resource_Description: Downloadable Data
Distribution_Liability:
Neither the U.S. Government, the Department of the Interior, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), the Virginia Institute of Marine Sciences (VIMS), nor any of their employees, contractors, or subcontractors, make any warranty, express or implied, nor assume any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed, nor represent that its use would not infringe on privately owned rights.
Any use of trade, product, or firm names is for descriptive purposes only and does not imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: WinZip
Format_Version_Number: 9.0
Format_Information_Content:
This WinZip file contains the ESRI 32-bit floating point GRID format raster, accessory info files and associated metadata
File_Decompression_Technique: Use WinZip or pkUnzip
Transfer_Size: 1.7 MB
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
<https://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2011/1015/data/bathymetry/nearshore/vims_2005.zip>
Network_Resource_Name: <https://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2011/1015/data_catalog.html>
Access_Instructions:
Data are downloadable via the World Wide Web. This grid was compressed from a folder that contains other grids. Therefore, the accessory "info" folder contains data applicable to each individual grid. If the grids are saved to the same folder structure as outlined in the data catalog, it is safe to overwrite the "info" file, when prompted. All "info" files are identical and contain the required information for each grid within this directory structure.
Fees: None
Technical_Prerequisites:
These data are available in Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI) GRID format. The user must have software capable of importing and processing the data file.

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20110107
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Dr. Jesse McNinch
Contact_Organization:
(formerly) Virginia Institute of Marine Science (currently) US Army Corps of Engineers: Engineer Research and Development Center Field Research Facility
Contact_Position: Director
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing address
Address: USACE-CEERD-HC-F
Address: Field Research Facility
Address: 1261 Duck Road
City: Kitty Hawk
State_or_Province: NC
Postal_Code: 27949-4472
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (252)261-6840 ext 243
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: Jesse.Mcninch@usace.army.mil
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
Metadata_Extensions:
Online_Linkage: <http://www.esri.com/metadata/esriprof80.html>
Profile_Name: ESRI Metadata Profile

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