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U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2013–1003

Sea-Floor Geology in Northeastern Block Island Sound, Rhode Island

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Figure 15. An image of the southern part of the study area.

Figure 15. Detailed multibeam-bathymetric image of scour depressions and erosional outliers (positive local relief) in the southern part of the study area. In these deep areas, large depressions and outliers tend to trend east-west, but the small, deep depressions trend north-south. Also visible are a few boulders within a scour depression. Location shown in figure 12.

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