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Maps Showing Geology and Shallow Structure of Western Rhode Island Sound, Rhode Island

Miscellaneous Field Studies Map 1537

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Abstract

This report presents the results of a high-resolution, seismic-reflection, and sidescan-sonar survey conducted in western Rhode Island Sound south of Narragansett Bay (fig. 1 inset) by the U.S. Geological Survey in 1980. The study defines the geologic framework of the Atlantic Inner Continental Shelf between lat. 41 deg 09' and 41 deg 32'N and long. 71 deg 07' and 71 deg 37'W. A total of 580 kilometers (km) of seismic-reflection profiles and 580 km of sidescan sonographs was collected aboard the RV Neecho. Trackline spacing was 1 to 2 km at the mouth of Narragansett Bay, and dip lines were 2 km apart with widely spaced strike lines in Rhode Island Sound (fig. 1). The maps in this report adjoin those for eastern Rhode Island Sound and Vineyard Sound, Massachusetts, of O'Hara and Oldale (1980).

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Maps Showing Geology and Shallow Structure of Western Rhode Island Sound, Rhode Island
Series title:
Miscellaneous Field Studies Map
Series number:
1537
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1983
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Contributing office(s):
U.S. Geological Survey
Description:
7 maps on 2 sheets ;37 x 34 cm., sheets 136 x 96 cm. and 90 x 119 cm., folded in envelope 30 x 24 cm. +2 data sheets (sheets 3-4 : ill. ; 79 x 129 cm. and 95 x 81 cm.) Report: 34 p.
Time Range Start:
1980-01-01
Time Range End:
1980-12-31