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Sample Profile of East Coast - bathymetry to topography

USGS Coastal and Marine Geology ran transects of nine sites along the southern US Atlantic coast. Below is a sample transect of Anclote Key, Florida demonstrating the low relief and lack of an identifying sea-level bench. The topmost image is the cross section, followed by the location map and then the aerial satellite photo with scan images overlain. To visit Coastal and Marine's site on this research, click here.

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cross section
location map
aerial satellite photo with scan images overlain

Projection: UTM, GRS 1980, NAD83, Zone 17.
Coordinates: Geographic.
Bathymetry in 2-m intervals starting at 4 m.
Land areas represented by USGS 7.5-Minute Topographic Map - from USGS Open File 99-505.

 

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