Bathymetric Survey of the West Florida Shelf, Gulf of Mexico 2001 (NCEI Accession 0001410)

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A zone of deep-water reefs is thought to extend from the mid and outer shelf south of Mississippi and Alabama to at least the northwestern Florida shelf off Panama City, Florida. Reefs off Mississippi and Alabama are found in water depths of 60 to 120 m (Ludwick and Walton, 1957, Gardner et al., in press) and were the focus of a multibeam echosounder mapping survey by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in 2000 (Gardner et al., 2000, in press). It is critical to determine the accurate geomorphology and type of the reefs that occur because of their importance as benthic habitats for fisheries. These data are ArcInfo GRID and XYZ ASCII format data generated from a U.S. Geological Survey multibeam sonar survey of the West Florida Shelf, Gulf of Mexico. The data include high-resolution bathymetry and calibrated acoustic backscatter. File types include arc files .dat, .nit, and .adf. Documentation is included as metadata .txt files. Because the area is so large (i.e., the file sizes are very large), the area was subdivided into North, Central, and South regions as reflected in the data subdirectories for this accession.
  • Cite as: Gardner, James V.; US DOI/US Geological Survey > Western Region (2011). Bathymetric Survey of the West Florida Shelf, Gulf of Mexico 2001 (NCEI Accession 0001410). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0001410. Accessed [date].
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Time Period 2001-09-03 to 2001-10-12
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 30.06
S: 28.04
E: -84.61
W: -86.71
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2011-01-20
Data Presentation Form Digital table - digital representation of facts or figures systematically displayed, especially in columns
Dataset Progress Status Complete - production of the data has been completed
Historical archive - data has been stored in an offline storage facility
Data Update Frequency As needed
Supplemental Information
Additional online information:
Multibeam Mapping of the West Florida Shelf, Gulf of Mexico
RV MOANA WAVE CRUISE M1-01-GM Cruise report (geopubs.wr.usgs.gov)

These data are intended for science researchers, students, policy makers, and the general public. The data can be used with geographic information systems (GIS) or other software to display bathymetry and backscatter data of the West Florida Shelf, Gulf of Mexico.
Purpose This dataset is available to the public for a wide variety of uses including scientific research and analysis.
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  • accessLevel: Public
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Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: Gardner, James V.; US DOI/US Geological Survey > Western Region (2011). Bathymetric Survey of the West Florida Shelf, Gulf of Mexico 2001 (NCEI Accession 0001410). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0001410. Accessed [date].
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Theme keywords NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS NODC OBSERVATION TYPES THESAURUS WMO_CategoryCode
  • oceanography
CoRIS Discovery Thesaurus
  • Numeric Data Sets > Backscatter
  • Numeric Data Sets > Bathymetry
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals > Reef Monitoring and Assessment
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals > Reef monitoring and assessment > Mapping
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > BATHYMETRY/SEAFLOOR TOPOGRAPHY > BATHYMETRY
Originator Keywords
  • Backscatter
  • Bathymetry
  • Deep-water Reefs
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals > Reef monitoring and assessment > Mapping
  • Mapping
  • Marine Geology
  • Multibeam
  • Ocean Floor Topography
  • Water Depth
Data Center keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Data Center Keywords
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NODC > National Oceanographic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • DOI/USGS > U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Department of the Interior
NODC COLLECTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS NODC SUBMITTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS
Platform keywords NODC PLATFORM NAMES THESAURUS SeaDataNet Ship and Platform Codes
Instrument keywords NODC INSTRUMENT TYPES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
  • MBES > Multibeam Mapping System
Place keywords NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS CoRIS Place Thesaurus
  • COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > Florida > Madison-Swanson Reserve (29N085W0001)
  • COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > Florida > Steamboat Lumps (28N084W0001)
  • COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > Florida > Twin Ridges (28N085W0001)
  • OCEAN BASIN > Atlantic Ocean > Gulf of Mexico > West Florida Shelf > Madison-Swanson Reserve (29N085W0001)
  • OCEAN BASIN > Atlantic Ocean > Gulf of Mexico > West Florida Shelf > Steamboat Lumps (28N084W0001)
  • OCEAN BASIN > Atlantic Ocean > Gulf of Mexico > West Florida Shelf > Twin Ridges (28N085W0001)
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > GULF OF MEXICO
Originator Place Names
  • Florida
  • Gulf of Mexico
  • USA
  • West Florida Shelf
Project keywords NODC PROJECT NAMES THESAURUS
Keywords NCEI ACCESSION NUMBER
Use Constraints
  • Cite as: Gardner, James V.; US DOI/US Geological Survey > Western Region (2011). Bathymetric Survey of the West Florida Shelf, Gulf of Mexico 2001 (NCEI Accession 0001410). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0001410. Accessed [date].
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  • Use liability: NOAA and NCEI cannot provide any warranty as to the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of furnished data. Users assume responsibility to determine the usability of these data. The user is responsible for the results of any application of this data for other than its intended purpose.
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Processing Steps
  • 2011-01-20T16:20:16Z - NCEI Accession 0001410 v1.1 was published.
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Processing Steps
  • 2015-04-22T00:00:00 - NOAA created the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) by merging NOAA's National Climatic Data Center (NCDC), National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC), and National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC), including the National Coastal Data Development Center (NCDDC), per the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015, Public Law 113-235. NCEI launched publicly on April 22, 2015.
Acquisition Information (collection)
Instrument
  • multibeam sonar
Platform
  • MOANA WAVE
Last Modified: 2019-04-20T14:13:47Z
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