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Open-File Report 2013–1125

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Bathymetric Terrain Model of the Puerto Rico Trench and the Northeastern Caribbean Region for Marine Geological Investigations

By Brian D. Andrews, Uri S. ten Brink, William W. Danforth, Jason D. Chaytor, José-Luis Granja Bruña, Pilar Llanes Estrada, and Andrés Carbó-Gorosabel

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Multibeam bathymetric data collected in the Puerto Rico Trench and northeastern Caribbean region are compiled into a seamless bathymetric terrain model for broad-scale geological investigations of the trench system. These data, collected during eight separate surveys between 2002 and 2013 and covering almost 180,000 square kilometers, are published here in large-format map sheet and digital spatial data. This report describes the common multibeam data collection and processing methods used to produce the bathymetric terrain model and corresponding data-source polygon. Details documenting the complete provenance of the data are provided in the metadata in the Data Catalog section.

First posted November 12, 2014

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Andrews, B.D., ten Brink, U.S., Danforth, W.W., Chaytor, J.D., Granja Bruña, José-Luis, Llanes Estrada, Pilar, and Carbó-Gorosabel, Andrés, 2014, Bathymetric terrain model of the Puerto Rico trench and the northeastern Caribbean region for marine geological investigations: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2013–1125, 10 p., 1 pl.,

ISSN 2331-1258 (online)





Multibeam Data

Common Processing Methods

Data Catalog

Map Sheet

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