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U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2007-1373

High-Resolution Geologic Mapping of the Inner Continental Shelf: Cape Ann to Salisbury Beach, Massachusetts

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Section 1: Introduction

  • Setting

Section 2: Maps

Section 3: Data Collection and Processing

  • Field Program

  • Bathymetry

  • Acoustic Backscatter

  • Seismic-Reflection Profiling

  • Ground Validation

Section 4: Geologic Interpretation

  • Mapping Seafloor Geology

  • Interpretive Geologic Mapping

    • Rocky Zone

    • Nearshore Ramp

    • Ebb-Tidal Delta

    • Shelf Valley

    • Outer Basin

  • Quantitative Bottom Classification

  • Bottom-Sediment Texture

  • Geologic Framework and Late Quaternary Evolution



References Cited

Appendix 1: Geospatial Data

Appendix 2: Textural Analyses

Appendix 3: Bottom Photographs

Appendix 4: Quantitative Bottom-Classification Methods

Appendix 5: SAIC Survey Report


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