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Areas of high acoustic backscatter on the SIS-1000 1999 USGS sidescan sonar image of the Upper Continental Slope study area offshore of Louisiana (HIGHBACKSCATTER.SHP)

Metadata Updated: October 28, 2023

This GIS is a component of the U.S. Geological Survey, Woods Hole Science Center's Gulf of Mexico GIS database for gas hydrates. This database is intended to organize and display sidescan sonar, seismic-reflection, and sediment sample information collected by the USGS as well as derivative interpretations that are relevant to ongoing hydrate studies in the Gulf of Mexico.

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Public: This dataset is intended for public access and use. License: No license information was provided. If this work was prepared by an officer or employee of the United States government as part of that person's official duties it is considered a U.S. Government Work.

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Metadata Created Date June 1, 2023
Metadata Updated Date October 28, 2023

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Harvested from DOI EDI

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Metadata Created Date June 1, 2023
Metadata Updated Date October 28, 2023
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
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Data Last Modified 20211116
Category geospatial
Public Access Level public
Bureau Code 010:12
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