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Sea-floor character and sedimentary processes of Block Island Sound, offshore Rhode Island

Open-File Report 2012-1005

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Abstract

Gridded multibeam bathymetry covers approximately 634 square kilometers of sea floor in Block Island Sound. Although originally collected for charting purposes during National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration hydrographic surveys H12009, H12010, H12011, H12015, H12033, H12137, and H12139, these combined acoustic data and the sea-floor sediment sampling and photography stations subsequently occupied to verify them during U.S. Geological Survey cruise 2011-006-FA (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 activities (for example, wind farms and fisheries) along the Rhode Island inner continental shelf.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Sea-floor character and sedimentary processes of Block Island Sound, offshore Rhode Island
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
2012-1005
Edition:
Originally posted August 7, 2012; Revised August 14, 2014, version 1.1
Year Published:
2012
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Reston, VA
Contributing office(s):
Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Description:
HTML Document
Country:
United States
State:
Rhode Island
Other Geospatial:
Block Island Sound
Online Only (Y/N):
Y