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Open-File Report 2014–1018


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


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Figure 16. Image of the sidescan sonar collected in the study area.

Figure 16. Sidescan-sonar image of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration survey H12296. The lighter toned areas represent high backscatter and, typically, coarser grained sediment; darker toned areas represent low backscatter and, typically, finer grained sediment. Sidescan-sonar data was not collected in the southern parts of the study area.

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