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Sidescan-Sonar Imagery and Surficial Geologic Interpretations of the Sea Floor in Central Rhode Island Sound


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Figure 9. Sidescan-sonar image of the study area. Dark tones represent lower backscatter and generally finer grained sediment; light tones represent higher backscatter and generally coarser grained sediment.

Figure 9. Sidescan-sonar image of the study area. Dark tones represent lower backscatter and generally finer grained sediment; light tones represent higher backscatter and generally coarser grained sediment. Light and dark bands oriented northeast-southwest are artifacts of the sidescan-sonar processing.

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