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

Texture Data

Grain size is the most fundamental property and descriptive measure of a sediment. Sediment grain size also affects benthic community structures and contaminant distributions and is required for environmental, mineral resource, sediment transport, and other assessments. Texture data is available from USGS analysis of samples and from the compilation of published data from the literature.

Link to Surficial Sediment Database in USGS Open-File Report 98-504, Chapter 3.

Link to USGS East Coast Sediment Texture Database. (Samples analyzed by the USGS in Woods Hole through January 2014.)

Link to Data Archives or Publications

Map of sediment sample locations
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Locations of new and historical sample stations in Long Island Sound. There is texture information about these stations in the surficial sediment database below. These data were also used to construct the sediment grain-size distribution map seen under Research Highlights.

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