thumbnail

Geophysical and sampling data from the inner continental shelf: Northern Cape Cod Bay, Massachusetts

Open-File Report 2010-1006

By:
, , ,

Links

Abstract

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management (CZM) have cooperated to map approximately 480 km2 of the inner continental shelf in northern Cape Cod Bay, MA. This report contains geophysical and sampling data collected by the USGS during five research cruises between 2006 and 2008. The geophysical data include (1) swath bathymetry from interferometric sonar, (2) acoustic backscatter from interferometric and sidescan sonars, and (3) subsurface stratigraphy and structure from seismic-reflection profilers. The seafloor sampling data include sediment samples, photographs, and video tracklines. These spatial data support research on the influence that sea-level change and sediment supply have on coastal evolution and help identify the type, distribution, and quality of subtidal marine habitats within the coastal zone of Massachusetts.

Geospatial Extents

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Geophysical and sampling data from the inner continental shelf: Northern Cape Cod Bay, Massachusetts
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
2010-1006
Year Published:
2010
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Reston, VA
Contributing office(s):
Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Description:
HTML Page and DVD/CD Rom; PDF: iv, 7 p.; Figures; Appendices
Number of Pages:
19
Country:
United States
Additional Online Files(Y/N):
Y