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High-Resolution Geologic Mapping of the Inner Continental Shelf: Cape Ann to Salisbury Beach, Massachusetts

Open-File Report 2007-1373

Prepared in cooperation with the Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management
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Abstract

The geologic framework of the Massachusetts inner continental shelf between Cape Ann and Salisbury Beach has been shaped by a complicated history of glaciation, deglaciation, and changes in relative sea level. New geophysical data (swath bathymetry, sidescan sonar and seismic-reflection profiling), sediment samples, and seafloor photography provide insight into the geomorphic and stratigraphic record generated by these processes. High-resolution spatial data and geologic maps in this report support coastal research and efforts to understand the type, distribution, and quality of subtidal marine habitats in the Massachusetts coastal ocean.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
High-Resolution Geologic Mapping of the Inner Continental Shelf: Cape Ann to Salisbury Beach, Massachusetts
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
2007-1373
Edition:
-
Year Published:
2009
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Contributing office(s):
Woods Hole Science Center
Description:
Available online and on DVD-ROM
Time Range Start:
2004-01-01
Time Range End:
2005-12-31
Online Only (Y/N):
N
Additional Online Files(Y/N):
Y