z206sc_video_observations

Metadata Updated: November 12, 2020

This part of DS 781 presents video observations from cruise Z206SC for the Santa Barbara Channel region and beyond in southern California. The vector data file is included in "z206sc_video_observations.zip," which is accessible from http://pubs.usgs.gov/ds/781/video_observations/data_catalog_video_observations.html. Some of the video observations from cruise Z206SC are published in Scientific Investigations Map 3254, "California State Waters Map Series--Offshore of Ventura, California" (see sheet 6). In addition, some of the video observations will be published in three future California State Waters Map Series SIMs of the region (namely, the Offshore of Carpinteria, Offshore of Santa Barbara, Offshore of Coal Oil Point, and Offshore of Coal Oil Point map areas) [note that, at the time of this writing, one of the other three SIMs have been published: the Offshore of Carpinteria map area (SIM 3254)]. Between 2006 and 2007, the seafloor in the Offshore of Ventura, Offshore of Carpinteria, Offshore of Santa Barbara, Offshore of Coal Oil Point, Offshore of Refugio Beach, map areas in southern California was mapped by California State University, Monterey Bay, Seafloor Mapping Lab (CSUMB) and by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), using both multibeam echosounders and bathymetric sidescan sonar units (for example, see sheets 1, 2, and 3, SIM 3254, for details). These mapping missions combined to collect bathymetry and acoustic-backscatter data from about the 10-m isobath to out beyond the 3-nautical-mile limit of California's State Waters. To validate the interpretations of sonar data in order to turn it into geologically and biologically useful information, the USGS ground-truth surveyed the data by towing camera sleds over specific locations throughout the region. During the 2008 ground-truth cruise, the camera sled housed two video cameras (one forward looking and the other vertical looking), a high-definition video camera, and an 8-megapixel digital still camera. The video was fed in real time to the research vessel, where USGS and NOAA scientists recorded both the geologic and biologic character of the seafloor into programmable keypads once every minute. In addition to recording the seafloor characteristics, a digital still photograph was captured once every 30 seconds. This ArcGIS shape file includes the position of the camera, the time each observation was started, and the visual observations of geologic and biologic habitat.

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Metadata Date April 26, 2018
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 12, 2020
Reference Date(s) January 1, 2013 (publication)
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Metadata Date April 26, 2018
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 12, 2020
Reference Date(s) January 1, 2013 (publication)
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