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usSEABED Data

To view published usSEABED data online, see the USGS ESRI® ArcIMS server. Data on this server is best viewed using (PC) Netscape Communicator™ version 4.51 or higher and Microsoft Internet Explorer™ versions 4 or higher web browsers, or (Macintosh) Netscape Communicator™ or Mozilla™ web browsers.*

We invite the additions of new sedimentological, biological, or other appropriate data to our database. If you are interested in contributing data, receiving email notifications of data updates, or have questions, please email: usseabed@octopus.wr.usgs.gov.

These data are currently in use by the USGS and others. As issues with the source data, the output data provided in the publications below, or how the data are used in a GIS or models may be discovered, a notification about such will be posted on the usSEABED issues page. Users are encouraged both to notify the usSEABED partners at usseabed@octopus.wr.usgs.gov with any questions or concerns and to refer to the issues page for updates.

usSEABED Publications

usSEABED is an ongoing collaboration of the USGS, University of Colorado, and other partners. New datasets and mining modules will be added to the compilation, and data publications will be updated periodically due to improved and/or increased data holdings.

All usSEABED data are published through the USGS Data Series according to their location (Atlantic Coast, Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean, Pacific Coast, and Alaska-Hawaii).  Other publications provide usSEABED data subsets and associated information in areas of particular USGS interest, such as the New York Bight, Louisiana, and Southern California.


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USGS DS 118 Atlantic Coast

(version 1.0):

U.S./Canada border (northern Maine) to Key West Florida, including some Great Lakes, other lakes, some rivers, beaches, estuaries.  Built using more than 150 data sources containing more than 200,000 data points distributed across the five output data files.

Reid, J.M., Reid, J.A., Jenkins, C.J., Hastings, M.E., Williams, S.J., and Poppe, L.J, 2005, usSEABED: Atlantic coast offshore surficial sediment data release: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 118, version 1.0. Online at http://pubs.usgs.gov/ds/2005/118/


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USGS DS 146 Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean

(version 1.0):

Florida Keys to Texas/Mexico border, including major estuaries such as Pensacola Bay, Mobile Bay, and Lake Pontchartrain.  Built using more than 300 data sources containing more than 200,000 data points distributed across the five output data files.

Buczkowski, B.J., Reid, J.A., Jenkins, C.J., Reid, J.M., Williams, S.J., and Flocks, J.G., 2006, usSEABED: Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean (Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands) offshore surficial sediment data release: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 146, version 1.0. Online at http://pubs.usgs.gov/ds/2006/146/


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USGS DS 182 Pacific Coast

(version 1.0):

U.S./Canada border to the U.S./Mexico border including major estuaries such as Puget Sound, Grays Harbor, and Willapa, San Francisco, Monterey, and San Diego Bays.  Built using more than 100 data sources containing more than 65,000 data points distributed across the five output data files.

Reid, J.A., Reid, J.M., Jenkins, C.J., Zimmermann, M., Williams, S.J., and Field, M.E., 2006, usSEABED: Pacific Coast (California, Oregon, Washington) offshore surficial-sediment data release: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 182, version 1.0. Online at http://pubs.usgs.gov/ds/2006/182/

Coming Soon USGS DS Alaska and Hawaii (version 1.0)

Alaskan peninsula (Inland Passage), Gulf of Alaska, Bering Sea, Beaufort Sea, including some estuaries and fjords.

Other publications

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Cochrane, G.R., Conrad, J.E., Reid, J.A., Fangman, S., and Golden, N.E., 2005, Nearshore Benthic Habitat GIS for the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary and Southern California State Fisheries Reserves Volume II, USGS Open-File Report 2005-1170

 

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Williams, S.J., Arsenault, M.A., Poppe, L.J. Reid, J.A., Reid, J.M., and C.J. Jenkins, 2006, Surficial Sediment Character of the New York-New Jersey Offshore Continental Shelf Region: A GIS Compilation, USGS Open-File Report 2006-1046

 

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Williams, S.J., Arsenault, M.A., Buczkowski, B.J., Reid, J.A., Flocks, J.G., Kulp, M.A., Penland, P.S., and Jenkins, C.J., 2007, Surficial Sediment Character of the Louisiana Offshore Continental Shelf Region: A GIS Compilation, USGS Open-File Report 2006-1195

 

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