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U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2009-1003

Digital Seismic-Reflection Data from Eastern Rhode Island Sound and Vicinity, 1975–1980

By K.Y. McMullen, L.J. Poppe, and N.K. Soderberg

ABSTRACT

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During 1975 and 1980, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) conducted two seismic-reflection surveys in Rhode Island Sound (RIS) aboard the research vessel Asterias: cruise ASTR75–June surveyed eastern RIS in 1975 and cruise AST–80–6B surveyed southern RIS in 1980. Data from these surveys were recorded in analog form and archived at the USGS Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center's Data Library. In response to recent interest in the geology of RIS and in an effort to make the data more readily accessible while preserving the original paper records, the seismic data from these cruises were scanned and converted to black and white Tagged Image File Format and grayscale Portable Network Graphics images and SEG-Y data files. Navigation data were converted from U.S. Coast Guard Long Range Aids to Navigation time delays to latitudes and longitudes that are available in Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc., shapefile format and as eastings and northings in space-delimited text format. This report complements two others that contain analog seismic-reflection data from RIS (McMullen and others, 2009) and Long Island and Block Island Sounds (Poppe and others, 2002) and were converted into digital form.

First posted December 2009

For additional information contact:
Kate McMullen
U.S. Geological Survey
Coastal and Marine Geology Program
Woods Hole Science Center
384 Woods Hole Road
Woods Hole, MA 02543
(508)457-2277

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Suggested citation:

McMullen, K.Y., Poppe, L.J., and Soderberg, N.K., 2009, Digital seismic-reflection data from eastern Rhode Island Sound and vicinity, 1975–1980: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2009–1003, 2 DVD-ROMs. (Also available at http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2009/1003/.)



Contents

Abstract

Introduction

Seismic-Reflection Data

Eastern Rhode Island Sound (RIS)

Summary Report

Cruise Report/Logbook

Seismic Profiles

Trackline Navigation

Southern Rhode Island Sound (RIS)

Cruise Report/Logbook

Seismic Profiles

Trackline Navigation

GIS Data Catalog

Acknowledgments

References

Contacts



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