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Geological Interpretation of the Sea Floor Offshore of Edgartown, Massachusetts

Open-File Report 2009-1001

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Abstract

Gridded bathymetry and sidescan-sonar imagery together cover approximately 37.3 square kilometers of sea floor in the vicinity of Edgartown Harbor, Massachusetts. Although originally collected for charting purposes during National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration hydrographic survey H11346, these acoustic data, and the sea-floor stations and seismic-reflection lines subsequently occupied to verify them, 1) show the composition and terrain of the seabed, 2) provide information on sediment transport and benthic habitat, and 3) are part of an expanding series of studies that provide a fundamental framework for research and management (for example, windfarms, pipelines, and dredging) activities along the Massachusetts inner continental shelf.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Geological Interpretation of the Sea Floor Offshore of Edgartown, Massachusetts
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
2009-1001
Edition:
-
Year Published:
2010
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Contributing office(s):
Woods Hole Science Center
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Online Only (Y/N):
N
Additional Online Files(Y/N):
N