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Surficial Geology of the Sea Floor in Central Rhode Island Sound Southeast of Point Judith, Rhode Island

By K.Y. McMullen,¹ L.J. Poppe,¹ S.D. Ackerman,¹ D.S. Blackwood,¹ J.D. Schaer,² M.A. Nadeau,³ and D.A. Wood4

An illustration containing multibeam bathymetry and a bottom photograph from central Rhode Island Sound.

¹U.S. Geological Survey, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center, Woods Hole, MA 02543
²Office of Coast Survey, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Silver Spring, MD 20910
³University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography, Narragansett, RI 02882
4NOAA Ship Thomas Jefferson, Norfolk, VA 23510

U.S. Department of the Interior
KEN SALAZAR, Secretary

U.S. Geological Survey
Marcia K. McNutt, Director


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Suggested citation:
McMullen, K.Y., Poppe, L.J., Ackerman, S.D., Blackwood, D.S., Schaer, J.D., Nadeau, M.A., and Wood, D.A., 2011, Surficial geology of the sea floor in central Rhode Island Sound, southeast of Point Judith, Rhode Island: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 20111005, DVD-ROM. (Also available at


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