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Sea-floor geology and topography offshore in northeastern Long Island Sound

Open-File Report 2013-1060

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DOI: 10.3133/ofr20131060

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Abstract

Datasets of gridded multibeam bathymetry, covering approximately 52.9 square kilometers, were used to interpret character and geology of the sea floor in northeastern Long Island Sound. Although originally collected for charting purposes during National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration hydrographic survey H12012, these acoustic data and the sea-floor sampling and photography stations subsequently occupied to verify the acoustic data are interpreted (1) to define the composition and terrain of the seabed, (2) to provide information on sediment transport and benthic habitat, and (3) as part of an expanding series of studies that provide a fundamental framework for research and resource management (for example, cables, pipelines, and dredging) activities in this major east coast estuary.

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Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Sea-floor geology and topography offshore in northeastern Long Island Sound
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
2013-1060
DOI:
10.3133/ofr20131060
Year Published:
2013
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:
Connecticut;New York
Other Geospatial:
Long Island Sound