Maps showing the change in modern sediment thickness on the Inner Continental Shelf offshore of Fire Island, New York, between 1996-97 and 2011

Open-File Report 2014-1238
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Abstract

The U.S. Geological Survey mapped approximately 336 square kilometers of the lower shoreface and inner continental shelf offshore of Fire Island, New York, in 1996 and 1997, using high-resolution sidescan-sonar and seismic-reflection systems, and again in 2011, using interferometric sonar and high-resolution chirp seismic-reflection systems. This report presents a comparison of sediment thickness and distribution as mapped during these two investigations. These spatial data support research on the Quaternary evolution of the Fire Island coastal system and provide baseline information for research on coastal processes along southern Long Island.

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Maps showing the change in modern sediment thickness on the Inner Continental Shelf offshore of Fire Island, New York, between 1996-97 and 2011
Series title Open-File Report
Series number 2014-1238
DOI 10.3133/ofr20141238
Year Published 2015
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Description Report: HTML Document; Report: v, 8 p.
Time Range Start 1996-01-01
Time Range End 2011-12-31
Country United States
State New York
Other Geospatial Fire Island
Datum World Geodetic System 1984
Projection Universal Transverse Mercator projection
Online Only (Y/N) Y
Additional Online Files (Y/N) Y