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Open-File Report 2015-1149

Sea-Floor Morphology and Sedimentary Environments in Southern Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island

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Figure 12. An image showing scour depressions on the sea floor.

Figure 12. Detailed bathymetric image of scour depressions in West Passage. Those located adjacent to the shoreline and submerged bedrock were likely formed by downwelling of return flow from storm waves, while those further from the shore were likely scoured by storm-wave-induced currents. Location of image is shown in figure 9.

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