Normalization and characterization of multibeam backscatter [electronic resource] : Koitlah Point to Point of the Arches, Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary : survey HMPR-115-2004-03 / Steven S. Intelmann, Jonathan Beaudoin and Guy R. Cochrane.
Silver Spring, Md. : U.S. Dept. of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Ocean Service, Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, 2006.
Mode of access via the Nation Marine Sanctuaries web site.
Title from title screen (viewed on June 16, 2006).
Describes collection of high resolution bathymetric data in the Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary by the NOAA ship Rainier during 2001-2004, using multibeam echosounders. Discusses how video, bathymetry data, sediment samples, and backscatter imagery were integrated to describe the geological and biological habitat, and how the data can be used with a GIS for display, query, and analysis. These survey operations were conducted through a partnership between NOAA's Office of Coast Survey (OCS), NOAA's National Marine Sanctuary Program (NMSP), and NOAA's Office of Marine and Aviation Operations (NMAO).
Introd. -- Survey Area -- Sonar Acquisition -- Sonar Data Processing and Image Classification -- Groundtruthing -- Survey Results and Interpretation -- Discussion and Conclusions -- Acknowledgments -- References -- Appendix.