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Summary Information for Field Activity 1980-016-FA

Area of Operations: western Rhode Island Sound, eastern Narragansett Bay to Block Island, Rhode Island, United States, North America, North Atlantic

Dates: July 09, 1980 to October 03, 1980

Chief scientist: Chuck O'Hara

Objectives: Define geology and shallow structure of western Rhode Island Sound. Identify and map potential geologic hazards. Determine geologic framework and Quaternary development of this part of Atlantic Inner Continental Shelf. Select sites for possible coring during summer 1981. Complement similar data and findings of this office in eastern Rhode Island Sound.

Type of Activity: Seismic profiling; Sea floor mapping;Sea floor mapping

Information to be derived: Sea floor map; Morphology;

Summary: Leg 1: July 9-17, 1980; Leg 2: Sep. 29 - Oct. 3, 1980. High-resolution sub-bottom profiles: 580 km; Sidescan sonar sonographs: 580 km.

Contact: Chuck O'Hara ()

InfoBank: uses the identifier N-1-80-RI. Visit this site for more information.

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Publications resulting from these data

Needell, Sally W., O'Hara, Charles J., and Knebel, Harley J.,1983, High-resolution seismic-reflection profiles and sidescan-sonar records collected on western Rhode Island Sound, R/V NEECHO Cruise NE-80-1: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 83-803, 3 p.. (Available as a PDF version). (Also available at http://pubs.er.usgs.gov/usgspubs/ofr/ofr83803)

McMullen, K.Y., Poppe, L.J., Denny, J.F., Haupt, T.A., and Crocker, J.M.,2008, Sidescan-sonar imagery and surficial geologic interpretations of the sea floor in central Rhode Island Sound: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2007-1366, DVD-ROM. (Also available at http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2007/1366/)

McMullen, K.Y., Poppe, L.J., Haupt, T.A., and Crocker, J.M.,2009, Sidescan-sonar imagery and surficial geologic interpretations of the sea floor in western Rhode Island Sound: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2008-1181. (Also available at http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2008/1181/)

McMullen, K.Y., Poppe, L.J., and Soderberg, N.K.,2009, Digital seismic-reflection data from Western Rhode Island Sound, 1980: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2009-1002. (Also available at http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2009/1002/)

Needell, Sally W., O'Hara, Charles J., and Knebel, Harley J.,1983, Maps showing geology and shallow structure of western Rhode Island Sound, Rhode Island: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-1537, 4 sheets. (Available as a PDF version)


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