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High-resolution geophysical data from the Inner Continental Shelf: South of Martha's Vineyard and north of Nantucket, Massachusetts

Open-File Report 2016-1168

Prepared in cooperation with the Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management
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https://doi.org/10.3133/ofr20161168

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Abstract

The U.S. Geological Survey and the Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management have cooperated to map approximately 185 square kilometers of the inner continental shelf south of Martha’s Vineyard and north of Nantucket, Massachusetts. This report contains geophysical data collected by the U.S. Geological Survey during a survey in 2013. The geophysical data include (1) swath bathymetry collected by using interferometric sonar, (2) acoustic backscatter from the interferometric sonar, and (3) seismic-reflection profiles from a chirp subbottom profiler. These spatial data support research on the Quaternary evolution of coastal Massachusetts, the influence of sea-level change and sediment supply on coastal evolution, and efforts to understand the type, distribution, and quality of subtidal marine habitats in the coastal ocean of Massachusetts.

Suggested Citation

Ackerman, S.D., Brothers, L.L., Foster, D.S., Andrews, B.D., Baldwin, W.E., and Schwab, W.C., 2016, High-resolution geophysical data from the inner continental shelf—South of Martha’s Vineyard and north of Nantucket, Massachusetts: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2016–1168, 21 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ofr20161168.

ISSN: 2331-1258 (online)

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Table of Contents

  • Acknowledgments
  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Data Collection and Processing
  • References Cited
  • Figures
  • Appendix 1. Geophysical Data

Additional publication details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
High-resolution geophysical data from the Inner Continental Shelf: South of Martha's Vineyard and north of Nantucket, Massachusetts
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
2016-1168
DOI:
10.3133/ofr20161168
Year Published:
2016
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Reston, VA
Contributing office(s):
Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Description:
Report: vi, 21 p.; HTML Document
First page:
1
Last page:
21
Country:
United States
State:
Massachusetts
Other Geospatial:
Martha's Vineyard, Nantucket
Online Only (Y/N):
Y
Additional Online Files (Y/N):
Y