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Bathymetry of Lake Superior

Bathymetry of Lake Superior has been compiled as a component of a NOAA project to rescue Great Lakes lake floor geological and geophysical data and make it more accessible to the public. This project is a cooperative effort between investigators at the NOAA National Geophysical Data Center's Marine Geology and Geophysics Division (NGDC/MGG), the NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory (GLERL) and the Canadian Hydrographic Service(CHS). Bathymetric data have been collected from the Great Lakes in support of nautical charting for at least 150 years by the US Army Corp. of Engineers (before 1970), the NOAA National Ocean Service (NOS)(after 1970), and the Canadian Hydrographic Service. No time frame has been set for completing bathymetric contours of Lake Superior, though a 3 arc-second (~90 meter cell size) grid is available.

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Distribution Formats
  • ASCII xyz
  • ASCII raster
  • GRD98 binary raster format
  • Binary Float
  • GeoTiff
  • NetCDF
Distributor Distributor information not available
No point of contact available for this dataset
General Documentation
Originator
  • NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Lab
Originator
  • NOAA National Ocean Service
Originator
  • Canadian Hydrographic Service
Publisher
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Date(s)
  • creation: 1999-01-01
Edition: Draft
Dataset Progress Status Under development
Data Update Frequency: Unknown
Purpose: Scientific Research, Commercial Exploration, Fishing, Policy and Decision-making
Use Limitations
  • Not to be used for navigation. Although these data are of high quality and useful for planning and modeling purposes, they are not suitable for navigation. For navigation, please refer to the NOS nautical chart series.
  • Produced by the NOAA National Geophysical Data Center. Not subject to copyright protection within the United States.
Time Period: Unknown  to  Unknown
Spatial Reference System:
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates:
N: 49.50
S: 46.00
E: -84.00
W: -92.20
Spatial Coverage Map:
Themes
  • EARTH SCIENCE > HYDROSPHERE > Surface Water > Lakes
  • EARTH SCIENCE > HYDROSPHERE > Surface Water > Water Channels
  • EARTH SCIENCE > HYDROSPHERE > Surface Water > Water Depth
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > Bathymetry > Seafloor Topography
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > Bathymetry > Water Depth
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Bathymetry/Seafloor Topography > Water Depth
  • EARTH SCIENCE > PALEOCLIMATE > Ocean/Lake Records > Sediments
  • EARTH SCIENCE > PALEOCLIMATE > Ocean/Lake Records > Stratigraphic Sequence
  • DEM > Digital Elevation Model
  • INFOTERRA > Environmental information > GIS > GIS
  • INFOTERRA > Environmental monitoring > Monitoring data > Baseline studies
  • INFOTERRA > Lithosphere > Coastlines > Coastlines
  • INFOTERRA > Subject disciplines > Geology > Geology
  • INFOTERRA > Subject disciplines > Geomorphology > Geomorphology
  • Bathymetry
  • Geography and Land Cover > Great Lakes
  • Geomorphology
  • Great Lakes
  • Lacustrine
  • Multibeam
  • Topography
  • DATA ANALYSIS AND VISUALIZATION > GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS > WEB-BASED GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS
  • DATA MANAGEMENT/DATA HANDLING > DATA SEARCH AND RETRIEVAL
  • DATA ANALYSIS AND VISUALIZATION > VISUALIZATION/IMAGE PROCESSING
Data Centers
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC > National Geophysical Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Places
  • North America > Great Lakes
  • Continent > North America > United States of America > Great Lakes
Projects
  • ICSU-WDS > International Council for Science - World Data System
Use Constraints No constraint information available
Fees
  • Download online no charge.
Lineage Statement Lineage statement not available.
Processing Steps
  • NOAA created the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) by merging NOAA's National Climatic Data Center (NCDC), National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC), and National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC), including the National Coastal Data Development Center (NCDDC), per the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015, Public Law 113-235. NCEI launched publicly on April 22, 2015.

Metadata Last Modified: 2015-09-03

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