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Sea floor ruggedness analysis for the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary region

The Terrain Ruggedness Index (TRI) calculates the average difference in elevation between a small area (a center pixel of 13 x 13 m) and its surrounding area (neighboring pixels). The TRI was applied to the digital bathymetric grids of the seafloor of the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary region off Boston, Massachusetts to create an analysis of sea floor ruggedness.
U.S. Geological Survey, Coastal and Marine Geology Program
Massachusetts, MA, Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, SBNMS, Shallow EEZ, EEZ, Gulf of Maine, Atlantic Ocean, and Boston
Geographic Information Systems, GIS, U.S. Geological Survey, USGS, Coastal and Marine Geology Program, CMGP, Woods Hole Science Center, WHSC, topographic data, sea floor topography, bathymetry, ruggedness, terrain ruggedness index, TRI, sea floor features, oceans and estuaries, imageryBaseMapsEarthCover, and geoscientificInformation
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