Florida Bay Bottom Types map
Entry ID: USGS_SOFIF_Fbbtypes

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Summary
Abstract: The map shows the bottom types for Florida Bay that resulted from site surveys and boat transects (summer 1996-January 1997) compared with aerial photographs (December 1994-January 1995) and SPOT satellite imagery (1987).

The purpose of this map is to describe the bottom types found within Florida Bay for use in 1) assessing bottom friction associated with sediment and benthic communities and 2) ... View entire text
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Description:  Florida Bay Bottom Types Map

 
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 25.25   S: 24.75   E: -80.25   W: -81.25

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Robert Halley Ellen Prager
Dataset Title: Florida Bay Bottom Types map
Dataset Series Name: USGS Open-File Report
Dataset Release Date: 1997
Dataset Release Place: St. Petersburg, FL
Dataset Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Issue Identification: OFR 97-526
Data Presentation Form: map
Online Resource: http://sofia.usgs.gov/publications/ofr/97-526/
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1996-01-01
Stop Date: 1997-01-31
Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 0.00001
Decimal degrees

Longitude Resolution: 0.00001
Decimal degrees

Platform
ZODIACS Ancillary Description
Instrument
GPS RECEIVERS Ancillary Description
Quality Over 650 sites in the Bay were located and examined using a small, flat-bottomed boat, high resolution GPS and snorkeling gear.

Local information was recorded in the Bay using a military style GPS unit - Rockwell Precision Lightweight GPS Receiver PLGR+96 with a precision of +/- 10m.

During the summer of 1996 through January ... View entire text
Access Constraints None
Use Constraints None. However, the resolution of the map has been selected to define broad regions for use in modeling efforts.
Data Set Progress
COMPLETE
Data Center
SOUTH FLORIDA INFORMATION ACCESS, SOUTHEAST ECOLOGICAL SCIENCE CENTER, U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://sofia.usgs.gov/

Data Center Personnel
Name: HEATHER S. HENKEL
Phone: 727-502-8028
Fax: 727-502-8182
Email: hhenkel at usgs.gov
Contact Address:
U.S. Geological Survey - St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center
600 Fourth St. South
City: St. Petersburg
Province or State: FL
Postal Code: 33701
Country: USA
Distribution
Distribution Size: 3.5
Distribution Format: ArcInfo shapfile7.0
Fees: None
Personnel
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 727-803-8747 ext. 3020
Fax: 727-803-2032
Email: rhalley at usgs.gov
Contact Address:
U.S. Geological Survey
600 Fourth Street South
City: St. Petersburg
Province or State: FL
Postal Code: 33701
Country: USA
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Publications/References
Prager, E. J., Halley, R. B. 1999, The influence of seagrass on shell layers and Florida Bay mudbanks, Journal of Coastal Research, v. 15, 1151-1162, Coastal Education and Research Foundation (CERF)
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2007-01-23
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-10-18
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