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U.S. Geological Survey Studies in Long Island Sound:
Geology, Contaminants, and Environmental Issues

Bathymetric Data

Bathymetry, or the depth of the sea floor beneath the water surface, is a dominant factor in the dynamics of marine ecosystems. It impacts the distribution of sedimentary environments, benthic habitats, and contaminant accumulation. Bathymetric data is also crucial to current and sediment transport models.

Map of Long Island Sound bathymetry
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Regional bathymetric perspective of Long Island Sound and vicinity. This image was generated from a gridded bathymetric data set.

Multibeam Bathymetry

Interpretive Reports:

Digital terrain map
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Digital terrain map (DTM) showing the multibeam bathymetric survey of The Race in easternmost Long Island Sound.

 

Bathymetric Contours

Link to Bathymetric Contours data in USGS Open-File Report 98-502.

To download compressed bathymetry data that is in a GIS format, click here for the Zipped Shapefile.

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Map of bathymetric contours
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A contoured bathymetric map (scale 1:100,000) of Long Island Sound developed with NOAA bathymetry and USGS topographic-bathymetry maps.

Other Gridded Bathymetry

Link to Gridded Bathymetry data in USGS Open-File Report 98-502.

Map of gridded bathymetry
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Regional bathymetric perspective of Long Island Sound and vicinity. This image was generated from a gridded bathymetry data set.

Link to Data Archives or Publications

 

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