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U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2011–1004

Sea-Floor Geology and Character of Eastern Rhode Island Sound West of Gay Head, Massachusetts


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Title | List of Figures | Conversion Factors | Abstract | Introduction | Setting | Methods | Bathymetry | Sediment Distribution | Bottom Photography | GIS Data Catalog | Summary | Acknowledgments | References | Contacts


Figure 1. A map of the location of bathymetric surveys completed in southeastern New England.

Figure 1. Index map of the coastal waters off southeastern New England showing location of the H11922 study area west of Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts (red polygon). Also shown are (1) the locations of earlier studies off Massachusetts including the Outer Cape Survey (Poppe and others, 2006) and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration surveys H11076 Quicks Hole (Poppe and others, 2007a), H11079 Great Round Shoal Channel (Poppe and others, 2007b), H11077 Woods Hole (Poppe and others, 2008), H11346 Edgartown (Poppe and others 2010); (2) earlier studies off Rhode Island including H11320 (McMullen and others, 2007), H11321 (McMullen and others, 2008), H11322 (McMullen and others, 2009a), and H11996 (McMullen and others, 2011); and (3) the extent of digitally reprocessed seismic-reflection data (McMullen and others, 2009b) completed as part of this series (gray polygons).

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