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Multibeam Bathymetry Database (MBBDB)
Entry ID: gov.noaa.ngdc.G01034


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Summary
Abstract: Originally designed for military use, the multibeam echosounder has proved very useful for nautical charting, oceanographic research and modeling, habitat classification, maritime commerce, and recreational applications. The Multibeam Bathymetry Database at NCEI collects and archives multibeam data from the earliest commercial installations (circa 1980) through today's modern high-resolution ... View entire text

Purpose: NGDC (now NCEI) established the Multibeam Bathymetry Database to provide a comprehensive database of multibeam bathymetric data on a global scale. The intent of the dataset is to make high-resolution bathymetry available to the public for a wide variety of uses, such as research and earth science analysis. These data are NOT to be used for navigation.
Related URL
Description: Multibeam Survey List. Multibeam bathymetric data organized by vessel and year
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 90.0   S: -90.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Title: Multibeam Bathymetry Database (MBBDB)
Dataset Release Date: 2004-01-01
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1980-01-01
ISO Topic Category
Access Constraints Cite as: NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (2004): Multibeam Bathymetry Database (MBBDB), [cruise]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. doi:10.7289/V56T0JNC [access date]
Use Constraints Cite as: NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (2004): Multibeam Bathymetry Database (MBBDB), [cruise]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. doi:10.7289/V56T0JNC [access date]

Use Constraints: Data shall NOT be used for navigation. Nautical charts produced and certified by NOAA should be used for navigational purposes. For more information on NOAA's nautical charts go to NOAA's Office of Coast Survey website at: http://www.nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/.
Data Set Progress
IN WORK
Data Center
National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: https://ncei.noaa.gov/

Data Center Personnel
Name: NOAA MULTIBEAM BATHYMETRY
Phone: (303) 497-7278
Fax: (303) 497-6513
Email: mb.info at noaa.gov
Contact Address:
325 Broadway, E/GC3
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80305-3328
Country: USA
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Distribution
Distribution Format: Raw instrument files
Fees: Free online
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Personnel
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: (303) 497-7278
Fax: (303) 497-6513
Email: mb.info at noaa.gov
Contact Address:
325 Broadway, E/GC3
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80305-3328
Country: USA
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2016-04-19
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-11-18


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