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Multibeam mapping of the Pinnacles region, Gulf of Mexico, USGS OFR 02-06
Entry ID: USGS_OFR_0206

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Abstract: The objective was to map as large an area of the outer shelf deep reefs off
Alabama-Mississippi as the project budget allowed using a state-of-the-art
multibeam mapping system. The cruise used a Kongsberg Simrad EM1002, the latest
generation of high-resolution multibeam mapping systems (HRMBS). The EM1002
produces both accurate georeferenced bathymetry and coregistered, calibrated,
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Description:  Reduced-size perspective image of the Pinnacles region, 325x216
pixels, 32-bit RGB true color, 33k bytes.

Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 29.63   S: 29.15   E: -87.37   W: -88.54

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: James V. Gardner; Peter Dartnell; Kenneth J. Sulak
Dataset Title: Multibeam mapping of the Pinnacles region, Gulf of Mexico
Dataset Series Name: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report
Dataset Release Date: 2002
Dataset Release Place: Menlo Park, CA
Dataset Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
Issue Identification: OFR 02-06
Data Presentation Form: map
Online Resource:
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2000-06-02
Stop Date: 2000-07-28
Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 16.0 m
Longitude Resolution: 16.0 m
SHIPS Ancillary Description
Access Constraints None
Use Constraints Please recognize the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) as the source of this
information. USGS-authored or produced data and information are in the public
Data Set Progress
Originating Center
Data Center
Publications-Western Region,Geological Division, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Department of the Interior Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:
Dataset ID: USGS Open-File Report 02-006

Data Center Personnel
Phone: 650-329-5015
Fax: 650-329-5119
Email: cdonlin at
Contact Address:
U.S. Geological Survey
Geology Division
345 Middlefield Road
City: Menlo Park
Province or State: California
Postal Code: 94025
Country: USA
Distribution Media: online
Distribution Format: CSV (ASCII)
Fees: None

Distribution Media: online
Distribution Format: ArcInfo GRID
Fees: None
Phone: 603-862-3473
Email: jim.gardner at
Contact Address:
Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping/Joint Hydrographic Center, University of New Hampshire
Chase Ocean Engineering Lab, 24 Colovos Road
City: Durham
Province or State: NH
Postal Code: 03824
Country: USA
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Gardner, James V., Dartnell, Peter, and Sulak, Kenneth J. , 2002, Multibeam
mapping of the Pinnacles region, Gulf of Mexico: U.S. Geological Survey
Open-File Report 02-006, U.S. Geological Survey, Menlo Park, CA.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2001-10-30
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-01-27

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