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Open-File Report 2012–1258

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High-Resolution Swath Interferometric Data Collected Within Muskeget Channel, Massachusetts

By Elizabeth A. Pendleton, Jane F. Denny, William W. Danforth, Wayne E. Baldwin, and Barry J. Irwin

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Swath interferometric bathymetery data were collected within and around Muskeget Channel and along select nearshore areas south and east of Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts. Data were collected aboard the U.S. Geological Survey research vessel Rafael in October and November 2010 in a collaborative effort between the U.S. Geological Survey and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. This report describes the data-collection methods and -processing steps and releases the data in geospatial format. These data were collected to support an assessment of the effect on sediment transport that a tidal instream energy conversion facility would have within Muskeget Channel. Baseline bathymetry data were obtained for the Muskeget Channel area, and surveys in select areas were repeated after one month to monitor sediment transport and bedform migration.

First posted June 25, 2014

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Pendleton, E.A., Denny, J.F., Danforth, W.W., Baldwin, W.E., and Irwin, B.J., 2014, High-resolution swath interferometric data collected within Muskeget Channel, Massachusetts: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2012–1258,

ISSN 2331–1258 (online)




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