|Coastal and Marine Geology Program|
|Woods Hole Science Center|
Geological Survey Open-File Report 2005-1018
Surficial Geologic Interpretation and Sidescan Sonar Imagery of the Sea Floor in West-Central Long Island Sound
During 2001 The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) completed a sidescan sonar survey (H11044) that covered an area of the sea floor in west-central Long Island Sound off Milford, Connecticut. The U.S. Geological Survey, in collaboration with NOAA, has produced various interpretive data layers of the mosaic. This DVD-ROM contains digital versions of this sidescan imagery and interpretive data layers and maps showing distributions of surficial features, sediments, and sedimentary environments.
The imagery and its interpretations are provided to help define the geological variability of the sea floor, improve our understanding of surficial processes, and provide a detailed framework for future research, monitoring, and management activities.
There are five top-level files and two top-level directories contained on this DVD-ROM.
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