Single-Beam Bathymetry Sounding Data of Tampa Bay, Florida (2001-2004) in X,Y,Z format

Metadata Updated: November 12, 2020

Tampa Bay and its environs have experienced phenomenal urban growth and significant changes in land-use practices over the past 50 years. This trend is expected to continue, with human activity intensifying and affecting a wider geographic region. Urbanization has created impervious surfaces, which increase storm water run-off and contribute to higher levels of chemicals flowing into the area's waters. These chemicals have contributed to declines of sea-grasses and other marine life. A major focus of the USGS CMGP Tampa Bay Study was to investigate sediments and their associated contaminants, and to develop a bay wide circulation model to determine the routes of sediment transport. High resolution sea floor mapping was conducted in Tampa Bay between 2001 and 2004 as part of the CMGP Tampa Bay Study. High resolution, acoustic bathymetric surveying is a proven method to map sea and estuary elevations. Data was collected throughout the entire bay including all small, peripheral embayments and channels. This report serves as an archive of processed single-beam bathymetry data that were collected in Tampa Bay, Florida in 2001-2004. Geographic information system data products include a XYZ data, bathymetric contours, and USGS quadrangle map. Additional files include formal Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) metadata.

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Metadata Date February 1, 2015
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 12, 2020
Reference Date(s) January 1, 2015 (publication)
Frequency Of Update notPlanned

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date February 1, 2015
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 12, 2020
Reference Date(s) January 1, 2015 (publication)
Responsible Party U.S. Geological Survey (Point of Contact)
Contact Email
Access Constraints Use Constraints: These data should not be used for navigational purposes., Access Constraints: The U.S. Geological Survey requests that it be referenced as the originator of this dataset in any future products or research derived from these data.
Bbox East Long -82.38404
Bbox North Lat 28.03317
Bbox South Lat 27.49680
Bbox West Long -82.77863
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update notPlanned
Licence The data have no explicit or implied guarantees. Any use of trade, firm, or product names is for descriptive purposes only and does not imply endorsement by the U.S. Government. Although these data have been processed successfully on a computer system at the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), no warranty expressed or implied is made regarding the display or utility of the data on any other system or for general or scientific purposes, nor shall the act of distribution constitute any such warranty. The USGS or the U.S. Government shall not be held liable for improper or incorrect use of the data described and/or contained herein.
Metadata Language
Metadata Type geospatial
Progress completed
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 2001-01-01
Temporal Extent End 2004-01-01

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