Identification

Title

Bathymetry of the Atlantic Beach artificial reef (2-m resolution Esri binary grid and 32-bit GeoTIFF, Mercator, WGS 84)

Abstract

The Atlantic Beach artificial reef, located on the sea floor 3 nautical miles south of Atlantic Beach, New York in about 20 meters water depth, was built to create habitat for marine life. The reef was originally created by placing heavy materials such as tires, automobile bodies and other vehicles, barges, and rock from a dredging project on the sea floor. In 2000, the U.S. Geological Survey surveyed the area using a Simrad EM1000 multibeam echosounder mounted on the Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) ship Frederick G. Creed. The purpose of this multibeam survey, done in cooperation with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers when the Creed was in the New York region in April 2000, was to map the bathymetry and backscatter intensity of the sea floor in the area of the Atlantic Beach artificial reef. The data from this survey are bathymetry, backscatter intensity, and navigation trackline.

Resource type

dataset

Resource locator

https://www.sciencebase.gov/catalog/file/get/599f2e8ae4b0e5eb065ec79c

name: AIG

description: Esri binary bathymetric grid and GeoTIFF with world file, browse graphic, and associated metadata from a multibeam survey of the Atlantic Beach artificial reef compressed in a zip file.

function: information

https://www.sciencebase.gov/catalog/file/get/599f2e8ae4b0e5eb065ec79c

name: GeoTIFF

description: Esri bathymetric grid and GeoTIFF with world file, browse graphic, and associated metadata from a multibeam survey of the Atlantic Beach artificial reef compressed in a zip file.

function: information

https://www.sciencebase.gov/arcgis/rest/services/Catalog/599f2e8ae4b0e5eb065ec79c/MapServer

name: ArcGIS REST service

description: Atlantic Beach artificial reef 32-bit GeoTIFF bathymetry data provided through a service definition file in an ArcGIS REST service.

function: information

https://www.sciencebase.gov/arcgis/services/Catalog/599f2e8ae4b0e5eb065ec79c/MapServer/WMSServer?request=GetCapabilities&service=WMS

name: WMS

description: Atlantic Beach artificial reef 32-bit GeoTIFF bathymetry data provided through a WMS (web mapping service).

function: information

Unique resource identifier

code

codeSpace

Dataset language

Spatial reference system

code identifying the spatial reference system

Additional information source

Other datasets from the 2000 survey of the Atlantic Beach artificial reef may be found in Butman and others (2017) (see larger work citation). For more information on the field activity that collected these data, see the field activity page https://cmgds.marine.usgs.gov/fan_info.php?fan=2000-015-FA.

Classification of spatial data and services

Topic category

oceans

elevation

geoscientificInformation

imageryBaseMapsEarthCover

Keywords

Keyword set

keyword value

USGS:599f2e8ae4b0e5eb065ec79c

originating controlled vocabulary

title

USGS Metadata Identifier

reference date

Keyword set

keyword value

bathymetry

Esri binary grid

multibeam

sea floor mapping

Simrad EM1000

Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) ship Frederick G. Creed

WHCMSC field activity 2000-015-FA

Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center (WHCMSC)

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)

USACE New York District

Coastal and Marine Geology Program (CMGP)

U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)

Canadian Hydrographic Service

University of New Brunswick

originating controlled vocabulary

title

none

reference date

Keyword set

keyword value

bathymetry

sea-floor characteristics

multibeam sonar

marine geophysics

originating controlled vocabulary

title

USGS Thesaurus

reference date

Keyword set

keyword value

Atlantic Beach artificial reef

New York Bight

Middle Atlantic Bight

mid-Atlantic Bight

New Jersey

New York

North Atlantic Ocean

originating controlled vocabulary

title

none

reference date

Keyword set

keyword value

sea floor

seafloor

originating controlled vocabulary

title

none

reference date

Keyword set

keyword value

2000

originating controlled vocabulary

title

none

reference date

Geographic location

West bounding longitude

-73.741679

East bounding longitude

-73.691746

North bounding latitude

40.543341

South bounding latitude

40.523363

Temporal reference

Temporal extent

Begin position

End position

Dataset reference date

date type

publication

effective date

2017-01-01

Frequency of update

notPlanned

Quality and validity

Lineage

This lineage was generated by the FGDC CSDGM to 19139 transformation

Conformity

Data format

name of format

AIG

version of format

ArcGIS 9.3

Constraints related to access and use

Constraint set

Use constraints

Neither the U.S. Government, the Department of the Interior, nor the U.S. Geological Survey, nor any of their employees, contractors, or subcontractors, make any warranty, express or implied, nor assume any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed, nor represent that its use would not infringe on privately owned rights. The act of distribution shall not constitute any such warranty, and no responsibility is assumed by the U.S. Geological Survey in the use of these data or related materials. Any use of trade, product, or firm names is for descriptive purposes only and does not imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

Constraint set

Limitations on public access

Use Constraints: These data are not to be used for navigation purposes.

Constraint set

Limitations on public access

Access Constraints: None

Responsible organisations

Responsible party

organisation name

U.S. Geological Survey

full postal address

384 Woods Hole Road

Woods Hole

02543-1598

USA

telephone number

508-548-8700 x 2212

email address

bbutman@usgs.gov

responsible party role

pointOfContact

Metadata on metadata

Metadata point of contact

organisation name

U.S. Geological Survey

full postal address

Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center

384 Woods Hole Road

Woods Hole

02543

USA

telephone number

508-548-8700 x 2212

email address

bbutman@usgs.gov

responsible party role

pointOfContact

Metadata date

2020-08-07

Metadata language