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Open-File Report 2014–1238

Maps Showing the Change in Modern Sediment Thickness on the Inner Continental Shelf Offshore of Fire Island, New York, Between 1996–97 and 2011

By W.C. Schwab, W.E. Baldwin, and J.F. Denny

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The U.S. Geological Survey mapped approximately 336 square kilometers of the lower shoreface and inner continental shelf offshore of Fire Island, New York, in 1996 and 1997, using high-resolution sidescan-sonar and seismic-reflection systems, and again in 2011, using interferometric sonar and high-resolution chirp seismic-reflection systems. This report presents a comparison of sediment thickness and distribution as mapped during these two investigations. These spatial data support research on the Quaternary evolution of the Fire Island coastal system and provide baseline information for research on coastal processes along southern Long Island.

First posted January 15, 2015

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Suggested citation:

Schwab, W.C., Baldwin, W.E., and Denny, J.F., 2014, Maps showing the change in modern sediment thickness on the Inner Continental Shelf Offshore of Fire Island, New York, between 1996–97 and 2011: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2014–1238, https://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ofr20141238.

ISSN 2331–1258 (online)



Contents

Abstract

Introduction

Geologic Setting

Methods

Mapping Results

Acknowledgments

References Cited


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