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Digital Seismic-Reflection Data from Western Rhode Island Sound, 1980

by K.Y. McMullen¹, L.J. Poppe¹, and N.K. Soderberg¹

Published 2009

Tracklines of seismic-reflection survey in western Rhode Island Sound.

¹Coastal and Marine Geology Program, U.S. Geological Survey, Woods Hole, Mass. 02543



During 1980, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) conducted a seismic-reflection survey in western Rhode Island Sound aboard the Research Vessel Neecho. Data from this survey were recorded in analog form and archived at the USGS Woods Hole Science Center's Data Library. Due to recent interest in the geology of Rhode Island Sound and in an effort to make the data more readily accessible while preserving the original paper records, the seismic data from this cruise were scanned and converted to Tagged Image File Format (TIFF) images and SEG-Y data files. Navigation data were converted from U.S. Coast Guard Long Range Aids to Navigation (LORAN-C) time delays to latitudes and longitudes, which are available in Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc. (ESRI) shapefile format and as eastings and northings in space-delimited text format.


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