Bathymetry, acoustic backscatter, and LiDAR data collected in Long Island Sound for the Phase II Long Island Sound Seafloor Mapping Project 2015 (NCEI Accession 0167531)

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This dataset contains multibeam bathymetry, uncertainty, and backscatter, and LiDAR bathymetry and reflectance. These GeoTiffs with 1x1 meter cell size represent water depth and acoustic intensity of the seafloor from the Phase II Long Island Sound Benthic Habitat Priority Areas of Interest in the Long Island Sound. These datasets were surveyed by NOAA Ship Nancy Foster R-352, NOAA Ship Thomas Jefferson, and the Navigation Response Team using 400 khz Reson 7125 multibeam sonars in coordination with the NOAA Biogeography Branch and the Integrated Ocean and Coastal Mapping Branch. The multibeam and LiDAR were corrected, calibrated, and integrated into a seamless 32-bit raster using CARIS and ArcG Backscatter data was collected and mosaicked into a raster using Fledermaus Geocoder Toolbox, ArcGIS 10.4, and PCI Geomatica 2016 software at the Biogeography Branch by NOAA contractors.
  • Cite as: Battista, T.; Sautter, W.; Husted, R. (2017). Bathymetry, acoustic backscatter, and LiDAR data collected in Long Island Sound for the Phase II Long Island Sound Seafloor Mapping Project 2015 (NCEI Accession 0167531). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0167531. Accessed [date].
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Time Period 2015-09-23 to 2015-10-18
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 41.403851
S: 41.14244
E: -71.811766
W: -72.561999
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Associated Resources
  • Bathymetry and acoustic backscatter data collected in Long Island Sound for the Phase III Long Island Sound Seafloor Mapping Project 2015 (NCEI Accession 0167532)
  • Bathymetry and acoustic backscatter collected in Long Island Sound for the Phase I Long Island Sound Seafloor Mapping Project 2014 (NCEI Accession 0167946)
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2017-11-15
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
Purpose These datasets were collected in between 2003 and 2015 using multbeam and LiDAR bathymetry to provide the Long Island Sound Mapping and Research Collaborative with mapping data for benthic habitat classification in the Phase II Area of Interest. Multibeam and LiDAR bathymetry and intensity mosaics are ostensibly important pieces of information when studying the geomorphology of the seafloor, characterizing surficial seafloor features, and delineating benthic habitats and will be used by State and Federal partnerships for natural resource management and marine spatial planning.
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  • accessLevel: Public
  • Distribution liability: NOAA and NCEI make no warranty, expressed or implied, regarding these data, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty. NOAA and NCEI cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in these data. If appropriate, NCEI can only certify that the data it distributes are an authentic copy of the records that were accepted for inclusion in the NCEI archives.
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Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: Battista, T.; Sautter, W.; Husted, R. (2017). Bathymetry, acoustic backscatter, and LiDAR data collected in Long Island Sound for the Phase II Long Island Sound Seafloor Mapping Project 2015 (NCEI Accession 0167531). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0167531. Accessed [date].
Cited Authors
  • Battista, T.
  • Sautter, W.
  • Husted, R.
Principal Investigators
Resource Providers
Publishers
Acknowledgments
  • Funding Agency: University of Connecticut (Uconn - UConn)
  • Funding Agency: Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (CTDEP)
  • Funding Agency: Long Island Sound Resource Center (LISRC)
Theme keywords NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS NODC OBSERVATION TYPES THESAURUS WMO_CategoryCode
  • oceanography
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Aquatic Habitat > Benthic Habitat
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Bathymetry/Seafloor Topography > Backscatter
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > BATHYMETRY/SEAFLOOR TOPOGRAPHY > BATHYMETRY
Provider Keywords
  • benthic habitat
  • multibeam
  • seafloor
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
  • DOC/NOAA/NOS/NCCOS > National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, National Ocean Service, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
NODC SUBMITTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS
Platform keywords NODC PLATFORM NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Platform Keywords
  • SHIPS
Provider Platform Names
  • NRT-5
  • Navigational Response Team-5
SeaDataNet Ship and Platform Codes
Instrument keywords NODC INSTRUMENT TYPES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
  • LIDAR > Light Detection and Ranging
  • MBES > Multibeam Mapping System
Provider Instrument Types
  • LiDAR
  • Reson 7125
  • Riegl vq820g
Place keywords NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN
  • OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > LONG ISLAND SOUND
Provider Place Names
  • Connecticut
  • Fishers Island
  • Long Island Sound
  • New London
  • New York
Project keywords Project Names
  • Long Island Sound Seafloor Mapping Project
Keywords NCEI ACCESSION NUMBER
Use Constraints
  • Cite as: Battista, T.; Sautter, W.; Husted, R. (2017). Bathymetry, acoustic backscatter, and LiDAR data collected in Long Island Sound for the Phase II Long Island Sound Seafloor Mapping Project 2015 (NCEI Accession 0167531). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0167531. Accessed [date].
Access Constraints
  • 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
  • 2017-11-15T14:45:52Z - NCEI Accession 0167531 v1.1 was published.
Output Datasets
Acquisition Information (collection)
Instrument
  • LIDAR
  • multibeam sonar
Platform
  • NOAA Ship Nancy Foster
  • NOAA Ship Thomas Jefferson
Last Modified: 2019-09-30T16:23:22Z
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