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Geophysical and sampling data from the inner continental shelf: Duxbury to Hull, Massachusetts

Open-File Report 2009-1072

Prepared in cooperation with the Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management
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DOI: 10.3133/ofr20091072

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Abstract

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management (CZM) have cooperated to map approximately 200 km² of the Massachusetts inner continental shelf between Duxbury and Hull. This report contains geophysical and geological data collected by the USGS on three cruises between 2006 and 2007. These USGS data are supplemented with a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) hydrographic survey conducted in 2003 to update navigation charts. The geophysical data include (1) swath bathymetry from interferometric sonar and multibeam echosounders, (2) acoustic backscatter from sidescan sonar and multibeam echosounders, and (3) subsurface stratigraphy and structure from seismic-reflection profilers. The geological data include sediment samples, seafloor photographs, and bottom videos. These spatial data support research on the influence sea-level change and sediment supply have on coastal evolution, and on 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:
Geophysical and sampling data from the inner continental shelf: Duxbury to Hull, Massachusetts
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
2009-1072
DOI:
10.3133/ofr20091072
Year Published:
2010
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Contributing office(s):
Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Description:
HTML Document
Country:
United States
State:
Massachusetts
Online Only (Y/N):
Y