EarthWorks Geospatial Catalog

5-Meter Bathymetric Digital Elevation Model: Portuguese Ledge, Monterey Bay, California, 2008

Author(s)
Description
This raster dataset is a 5-meter resolution digital elevation model (DEM) containing multibeam bathymetry data for the Portuguese Ledge region of Monterey Bay, California. The surveys for Portuguese Ledge were conducted on June 14 & 16, 2008. This layer was created as part of the California Seafloor Mapping Project. Marine data offered here represent the efforts of a comprehensive state waters mapping program for California launched by the California State Coastal Conservancy, Ocean Protection Council, Department of Fish and Game, and the NOAA National Marine Sanctuary Program. The ultimate goal is the creation of a high-resolution 1:24,000 scale geologic and habitat base map series covering all of California's 14,500 km2 state waters out to the 3 mile limit, and support of the state's Marine Life Protection Act Initiative (MLPA) goal to create a statewide network of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs). This statewide project requires, involves and leverages expertise from industry, resource management agencies and academia. The tiered mapping campaign involves the use of state-of-the-art sonar, LIDAR (aerial laser) and video seafloor mapping technologies; computer aided classification and visualization; expert geologic and habitat interpretations codified into strip maps spanning California's land/sea boundary; and the creation of an online, publicly accessible data repository for the dissemination of all mapping products.
Publisher
Seafloor Mapping Lab
Place(s)
Monterey Bay (Calif.)
Subject(s)
Continental margins, Bathymetric maps, Digital elevation models, Elevation, Imagery and Base Maps, and Inland Waters
Year
2008
Held by
Stanford
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Use and reproduction
These data are licensed by Stanford Libraries and are available to Stanford University affiliates only. Affiliates are limited to current faculty, staff and students. These data may not be reproduced or used for any purpose without permission. For more information please contact brannerlibrary@stanford.edu.
Copyright
Copyright ownership resides with the originator.