2010 bathymetric survey and digital elevation model of Corte Madera Bay, California

Open-File Report 2011-1217
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A high-resolution bathymetric survey of Corte Madera Bay, California, was collected in early 2010 in support of a collaborative research project initiated by the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission and funded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The primary objective of the Innovative Wetland Adaptation in the Lower Corte Madera Creek Watershed Project is to develop shoreline adaptation strategies to future sea-level rise based upon sound science. Fundamental to this research was the development of an of an up-to-date, high-resolution digital elevation model (DEM) extending from the subtidal environment through the surrounding intertidal marsh. We provide bathymetric data collected by the U.S. Geological Survey and have merged the bathymetry with a 1-m resolution aerial lidar data set that was collected by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration during the same time period to create a seamless, high-resolution DEM of Corte Madera Bay and the surrounding topography. The bathymetric and DEM surfaces are provided at both 1 m and 10 m resolutions formatted as both X, Y, Z text files and ESRI Arc ASCII files, which are accompanied by Federal Geographic Data Committee compliant metadata.
Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title 2010 bathymetric survey and digital elevation model of Corte Madera Bay, California
Series title Open-File Report
Series number 2011-1217
DOI 10.3133/ofr20111217
Year Published 2011
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center
Description iv, 19 p.; Appendix; Download of Metadata; Download of Data Folder
First page i
Last page 20
Country United States
State California
Other Geospatial Corte Madera Bay
Online Only (Y/N) Y
Additional Online Files (Y/N) Y
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