Skip past header information
USGS - science for a changing world

U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2012-1157

Shallow Geology, Seafloor Texture, and Physiographic Zones of the Inner Continental Shelf from Nahant to Northern Cape Cod Bay, Massachusetts


References Cited

Skip past contents information

Ackerman, S.D., Butman, Bradford, Barnhardt, W.A., Danforth, W.W., and Crocker, J.M., 2006, High-resolution geologic mapping of the inner continental shelf—Boston Harbor and approaches, Massachusetts: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2006–1008, 1 DVD-ROM. (Also available at http://woodshole.er.usgs.gov/pubs/of2006-1008/.)


Andrews, B.D., Ackerman, S.D., Baldwin, W.E., and Barnhardt, W.A., 2010, Geophysical and sampling data from the inner continental shelf—Northern Cape Cod Bay, Massachusetts: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2010–1006, 1 DVD-ROM. (Also available at http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2010/1006/.)


Barnhardt, W.A., Kelley, J.T., Dickson, S.M., and Belknap, D.F., 1998, Mapping the gulf of Maine with side-scan sonar—A new bottom-type classification for complex seafloors: Journal of Coastal Research, v. 14, no. 2, p. 646–659.


Barnhardt, W.A., Andrews, B.D., and Butman, Bradford, 2006, High-resolution geologic mapping of the inner continental shelf—Nahant to Gloucester, Massachusetts: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2005–1293, 1 DVD-ROM. (Also available at http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2005/1293/.)


Barnhardt, W.A., Andrews, B.D., Ackerman, S.D., and Baldwin, W.E., 2009, High-resolution geologic mapping of the inner continental shelf—Cape Ann to Salisbury Beach, Massachusetts: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2007–1373, 1 DVD-ROM. (Also available at http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2007/1373/).


Barnhardt, W.A., Ackerman, S.D., Andrews, B.D., and Baldwin, W.E., 2010, Geophysical and sampling data from the inner continental shelf—Duxbury to Hull, Massachusetts: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2009–1072, 1 DVD-ROM. (Also available at http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2009/1072/.)


Boothroyd, J.C., and Sirkin, L., 2002. Quaternary geology and landscape development of Block Island and adjacent regions, in Paton, P.W., Gould, L.L., August, P.V., and Frost, A.O., eds., The ecology of Block Island: The Rhode Island Natural History Survey, p. 13–27.


Bothner, M.H., and Butman, Bradford, eds., 2007, Processes influencing the transport and fate of contaminated sediments in the coastal ocean—Boston Harbor and Massachusetts Bay: U.S. Geological Survey Circular 1302, 89 p.


Butman, B., Valentine, P.C., Middleton, T.J., and Danforth, W.W., 2007, A GIS Library of multibeam data for Massachusetts Bay and the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, Offshore of Boston, Massachusetts: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 99, 1 DVD-ROM. (Also available at http://pubs.usgs.gov/ds/99/.)


Ford, K.H. and Voss, S.E., 2010, Seafloor sediment composition in Massachusetts determined using point data: Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries Technical Report TR-45, 21p., accessed June 4, 2013, at http://www.mass.gov/dfwele/dmf/publications/tr_45.pdf


Foster, D.S., and Poppe, L.J., 2003, High-resolution seismic-reflection surveys in the neashore of outer Cape Cod, Massachusetts: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 03–235, 1 DVD-ROM. (Also available at http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2003/of03-235/index.htm)


Halliburton, 2012, Halliburton—Landmark SeisWorksÒ 2D: accessed December 12, 2012, at http://www.halliburton.com/public/landmark/contents/Data_Sheets/web/H04865.pdf


Hollister, C.D., 1973. Atlantic continental shelf and slope of the United States—Texture of surface sediments from New Jersey to southern Florida: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 529–M, 23 p.


Joint Airborne Lidar Bathymetry Center of Expertise and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 2008, Massachusetts lidar grid data in coastal areas: San Diego, California, Fugro Pelagos, Inc.


Kaye, C.A., 1982, Bedrock and Quaternary geology of the Boston area, Massachusetts: Geological Society of America Reviews in Engineering Geology, v. 5, p. 25–39.


Kelley, J.T., Barnhardt, W.A., Belknap, D.F., Dickson, S.M., and Kelley, A.R., 1996, The seafloor revealed—The geology of the northwestern Gulf of Maine inner continental shelf: Maine Geological Survey Open-File Report 96–6, 55 p. (Also available at http://www.maine.gov/doc/nrimc/mgs/explore/marine/seafloor/contents.htm.)


Kelley, J.T., and Belknap, D.F., 1991, Physiography, surficial sediments and Quaternary stratigraphy of the inner continental shelf and nearshore region of the Gulf of Maine: Continental Shelf Research, v. 11, p. 1265–1283.


Knebel, H.J., and Circe, R.C., 1995, Seafloor environments within the Boston Harbor-Massachusetts Bay sedimentary system—A regional synthesis: Journal of Coastal Research, v. 11, no.1, p. 230–251.


Knebel, H.J., Rendigs, R.R., List, J.H., and Signell, R.P., 1996, Seafloor environments in Cape Cod Bay, a large coastal embayment: Marine Geology, v. 133, p. 11–33.


Knebel, H.J., Rendigs, R.R., Oldale, R.N., and Bothner, M.H., 1993, Sedimentary framework of Boston Harbor, Massachusetts, in Fletcher, C.H., III, and Wehmiller, J.F., eds., Quaternary coasts of the United States—Marine and lacustrine systems: Society for Sedimentary Geology (SEPM) Special Publication 48, p. 35–43.


Larson, G.J.,1982, Nonsynchronous retreat of ice lobes from southeastern Massachusetts, in Larson, G.J., and Stone, B.D., eds., Late Wisconsinan glaciation of New England: Dubuque, Iowa, Kendall/Hunt, p. 101–113.


McMullen, K.Y., Paskevich, V.F., and Poppe, L.J., 2011, GIS data catalog (version 2.2), in Poppe, L.J., Williams, S.J., and Paskevich, V.F., eds., 2005, USGS east-coast sediment analysis—Procedures, database, and GIS data: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2005–1001, available at http://woodshole.er.usgs.gov/openfile/of2005-1001/htmldocs/datacatalog.htm.


Newman, W.A., Berg, R.C., Rosen, P.S. and Glass, H.D., 1990, Pleistocene stratigraphy of the Boston Harbor drumlins, Massachusetts: Quaternary Research, v. 32, no. 2, p. 148–159.


National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and University of New Hampshire, 2005, Gulf of Maine mapping initiative, priority 1 area survey report: Newport, Rhode Island, Science Applications International Corporation Document 05–TR–017, 22 p. plus 7 appendixes. (Also available at http://surveys.ngdc.noaa.gov/mgg/MB/ocean/atlantic_surveyor/GOMMI05/multibeam/data/version1/metadata/GOMMI05.pdf.)


National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 2006, Descriptive report—Hydrographic survey H11421: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration S-A902-TJ-05, 12 p. (Also available at http://surveys.ngdc.noaa.gov/mgg/NOS/coast/H10001-H12000/H11421/DR/H11421.pdf.)


Oldale, R.N., 1982, Pleistocene stratigraphy of Nantucket, Martha’s Vineyard, the Elizabeth Islands, and Cape Cod, Massachusetts, in Larson, G.J., and Stone, B.D., eds., Late Wisconsinan glaciation of New England: Dubuque, Iowa, Kendall/Hunt, p. 1–34.


Oldale, R.N., 1988, A late Wisconsian marine incursion into Cape Cod Bay, Massachusetts: Quaternary Research, v. 30, p. 237–250.


Oldale, R.N, and Bick, Jennifer, 1987, Maps and seismic profiles showing geology of the inner continental shelf, Massachusetts Bay, Massachusetts: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF–1923, 4 sheets.


Oldale, R.N., and O’Hara, C.J., 1984, Glaciotectonic origin of the Massachusetts coastal end moraines and a fluctuating late Wisconsinan ice margin: Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 95, p. 61–74.


Oldale, R.N., and O’Hara, C.J., 1990, Maps showing the geology of the inner continental shelf, Cape Cod Bay, Massachusetts: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF–2118, 4 sheets. (Also available at http://ngmdb.usgs.gov/Prodesc/proddesc_5718.htm).


Oldale, R.N., and Colman, S.M., 1992, On the age of the penultimate full glaciation of New England, in Clark, P.U., and Lea, P.D., eds., The last interglacial-glacial transition in North America, Boulder, Colorado: Geological Society of America Special paper, v. 270, p. 163–170.


Oldale, R.N., Colman, S.M., and Jones, G.A., 1993, Radiocarbon ages from two submerged strandline features in the western Gulf of Maine and a sea-level curve for the northeastern Massachusetts coastal region: Quaternary Research, v. 40, p. 38–45.


Oldale, R.N., 2001, Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket—The geologic story revised and updated: East Orleans, Massachusetts, Parnassus Imprints, 208 p.


Poppe, L.J., Foster, D.S., and Danforth, W.W., 2006, Character and distribution of exposed glaciodeltaic deposits off outer Cape Cod, Massacusetts, and their effects on hydrogeology and benthic habitats: Geo-Marine Letters, v. 26, p. 51–57.


Poppe, L.J., Pakevich, V.F., Butman, B., Ackerman, S.D., Danforth, W.W., Foster, D.S., and Blackwood, D.S., 2005, Geological interpretation of bathymetric and backscatter imagery of the seafloor off eastern Cape Cod, Massachusetts: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2005–1048, 1 DVD-ROM. (Also available at http://woodshole.er.usgs.gov/pubs/of2005-1048/index.htm.)

Rendigs, R.R., and Knebel, H.J., 2002, Distribution and structure of Holocene sediments in Cape Cod Bay, Massachusetts: U.S. Geological Survey Investigations Series Map I–2729, 1 sheet.


Rendigs, R.R., and Oldale, R.N., 1990. Maps showing the results of a subbottom acoustic survey of Boston Harbor, Massachusetts: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF–2124, 2 sheets. (Also available at http://ngmdb.usgs.gov/Prodesc/proddesc_5724.htm)


Ridge, J.C., 2004, The Quaternary glaciation of western New England with correlations to surrounding areas, in ,Ehlers, J., and Gibbard, P.L., eds., Quaternary glaciations—Extent and chronology—Part II, North America: Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Elsevier, p. 169–198.


Schlee, J.S., 1973, Atlantic continental shelf and slope of the United States—Sediment texture of the northeastern part: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 529–L, 64 p.


Shepard, F.P., 1954, Nomenclature based on sand-silt-clay ratios: Journal Sedimentary Petrology, v. 24, p. 151–158.


Stone, B.D., and Borns, H.W., Jr., 1986, Pleistocene glacial and interglacial stratigraphy of New Enland, Long Island, and adjacent Georges Bank and Gulf of Maine, in Sibrava, Vladimir, Bowen, D.Q., and Richmond, G.M., eds., Quaternary glaciations in the northern hemisphere: Quaternary Science Reviews, v. 5, p. 39–52.


Uchupi, Elazar, Giese, G.S., Aubrey, D.G., and Kim, D.J., 1996, The late Quaternary construction of Cape Cod, Massachusetts—A reconsideration of the W.M. Davis model: Geological Society of America Special Paper, v. 309, 69 p. (Also available at http://specialpapers.gsapubs.org/content/309/1.full.pdf.)


Uchupi, Elazar, Giese, Graham, Driscoll, Neal, and Aubrey, D.G., 2005, Postglacial geomorphic evolution of a segment of Cape Cod Bay and adjacent Cape Cod, Massachusetts, U.S.A.: Journal of Coastal Research, v. 21, no. 6, p. 1085–1106.


Accessibility FOIA Privacy Policies and Notices

USA.gov logo U.S. Department of the Interior | U.S. Geological Survey
URL: https://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2012/1157/html/reference.html
Page Contact Information: Contact USGS
Page Last Modified: Tuesday, August 20, 2013, 04:15:58 PM