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

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

Skip past contents information Title | List of Figures | Conversion Factors | Abstract | Introduction | Setting | Methods | Bathymetry | Sidescan Sonar | Sediments | Bottom Photography | GIS Data Catalog | Summary | Acknowledgments | References | Contacts| Index

Figure 20. Illustration showing a cross-section of a wave.

Figure 20. Illustration showing the maximum depth that is affected by orbital wave motion, called the wave base, as it is related to wavelength. Vertical stresses affect the sea floor above and below the wave base due to the loading and unloading of pressure by passing waves.

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