Coastal and Marine Geology Program / Woods Hole Science Center
Contaminated Sediments Database for Long Island Sound and the New York Bight
U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 03-241
Ellen L. Mecray, Jamey M. Reid, Mary E. Hastings, and Marilyn R. Buchholtz ten Brink
Abstract: The Contaminated Sediments Database for Long Island Sound and the New York Bight provides a compilation of published and unpublished sediment texture and contaminant data. This report provides maps of several of the contaminants in the database as well as references and a section on using the data to assess the environmental status of these coastal areas. The database contains information collected between 1956-1997; providing an historical foundation for future contaminant studies in the region.
Mecray, E.L., Reid, J.M., Hastings, M.E., and Buchholtz ten Brink, M.R., 2003, Contaminated Sediments Database for Long Island Sound and the New York Bight, U.S. Geological Survey Open-file Report No. 03-241, Online at http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2003/of03-241.
This report is preliminary and has not been reviewed for conformity with U.S. Geological Survey editorial standards or with the North American Stratigraphic code. Any use of trade, product, or firm names is for descriptive purposes only and does not imply endorsement by the U.S. Government. Although all data and software released with this open file have been used by the USGS, no warranty, expressed or implied, is made by the USGS as to the accuracy of the data and related materials and (or) the functioning of the software.