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High-Resolution geophysical data from the inner continental shelf at Vineyard Sound, Massachusetts

Open-File Report 2012-1006

Prepared in cooperation with the Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management. This publication is available online and in DVD format. See Open-File Report 2012-1006 for ordering information.
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Abstract

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management (CZM) have mapped approximately 340 square kilometers of the inner continental shelf in Vineyard Sound, Massachusetts, under a cooperative mapping program. The geophysical data collected between 2009 and 2011 by the U.S. Geological Survey as part of this program are published in this report. The data include (1) swath bathymetry from interferometric sonar, (2) acoustic backscatter from sidescan sonar, and (3) seismic-reflection profiles from a chirp subbottom profiler. These data were collected to support research on the influence of sea-level change and sediment supply on coastal evolution and sediment transport processes and to provide baseline seabed characterization information required for management of coastal and offshore resources within the coastal zone of Massachusetts.

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Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
High-Resolution geophysical data from the inner continental shelf at Vineyard Sound, Massachusetts
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
2012-1006
Edition:
Version 1: Originally posted February 1, 2013; Version 2.0: September 17, 2014
Year Published:
2013
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Reston, VA
Contributing office(s):
Woods Hole Science Center
Description:
HTML Document; PDF: v, 18 p.; DVD-ROM
Number of Pages:
23
Country:
United States
State:
Massachusetts
Other Geospatial:
Vineyard Sound
Additional Online Files(Y/N):
Y