ASCII text file of the Original 1-m Gridded Bathymetry from NOAA Survey H11310 in Central Narragansett Bay (H11310_1M_UTM19NAD83.TXT)

Metadata Updated: November 12, 2020

The United States Geological Survey (USGS) is working cooperatively with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) to interpret the surficial geology in estuaries along the coast of the northeastern United States. The purpose of our present study is to interpret the distributions of surficial sediments and sedimentary environments in an area of Narragansett Bay using sidescan sonar imagery, high-resolution bathymetry, and sediment data. The bathymetry presented herein covers an area of the sea floor in central Narragansett Bay. The bathymetry and their interpretations serve many purposes, including: (1) defining the geological variability of the sea floor, which is one of the primary controls of benthic habitat diversity; (2) improving our understanding of the processes that control the distribution and transport of bottom sediments and the distribution of benthic habitats and associated infaunal community structures; and (3) providing a detailed framework for future research, monitoring, and management activities. The bathymetry images also serve as base maps for subsequent sedimentological, geochemical, and biological observations, because precise information on environmental setting is important for selection of sampling sites and for accurate interpretation of point measurements.

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Metadata Date November 25, 2019
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 12, 2020
Reference Date(s) January 1, 2007 (publication)
Frequency Of Update notPlanned

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Overview of data in original 1-m bathymetry from NOAA Survey H11310

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date November 25, 2019
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 12, 2020
Reference Date(s) January 1, 2007 (publication)
Responsible Party National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (Point of Contact)
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Access Constraints Use Constraints: Data are not for navigation purposes. Public domain data are freely redistributable with proper metadata and source attribution. Please recognize the National Oceanic and Atmosperic Administration (NOAA) as the originator of the data set., Access Constraints: None
Bbox East Long -71.282023
Bbox North Lat 41.600747
Bbox South Lat 41.520796
Bbox West Long -71.426993
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Frequency Of Update notPlanned
Graphic Preview Description Overview of data in original 1-m bathymetry from NOAA Survey H11310
Graphic Preview File https://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2006/1199/data/bathymetry/utm/h11310_1m_utm19nad83_original/h11310_1m_utm19nad83.gif
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Licence Although this data set has been used by the USGS and NOAA, no warranty, expressed or implied, is made by the USGS or NOAA as to the accuracy of the data and/or related materials. The act of distribution shall not constitute any such warranty, and no responsibility is assumed by the USGS or NOAA in the use of these data or related materials.
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