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Chronological list


New England Continental Shelf

Gulf of Maine

Georges Bank
      Data Reports

Massachusetts Bay
      GIS Libraries
      Data Reports

Buzzards Bay

New York Bight

Hudson Shelf Valley and Canyon

Mid-Atlantic Continental Shelf

U.S. East Coast

U.S. West Coast

Technology and Instrumentation

Sediment Transport Modeling

Sea Floor Mapping

Bottom Stress

Harmful Algal Blooms

Mid-Atlantic Continental Shelf

Butman, B., Noble, M., and Folger, D.W., 1979, Long term observations of bottom current and bottom sediment movement on the Mid-Atlantic continental shelf:  Journal of Geophysical Research, v. 84, p. 1187-1205.

Ou, H.W., Beardsley, R.C., Mayer, D., Boicourt, W., and Butman, B., 1981, An analysis of subtidal current fluctuations in the Middle Atlantic Bight:  Journal of Physical Oceanography, v. 11, p. 1383-1392. 

Houghton, R.W., Schlitz, R., Beardsley, R.C., Butman, B., and Chamberlin, J.L., 1982, The Middle Atlantic Bight cold pool; evolution of the temperature structure during summer 1979:  Journal of Physical Oceanography, v. 12, p. 1019-1029. 

Knebel, H.J., Butman, B., Folger, D.W., Cousins, P., and McGirr, R., 1976, Maps and Graphic Data Relating to Geologic Hazards in  Baltimore Canyon Trough Area:  U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Study, Map MF-828, 1:1,000,000 scale of 1 map.

Butman, B.,  1988, Downslope Eulerian mean flow associated with high-frequency current fluctuations observed on the outer continental shelf and upper-slope along the northeastern U.S. continental margin:  implications for sediment transport:  Continental Shelf Research. 8, p. 811-840.

Csanady, G.T., Churchill, J.H., and Butman, B.,  1988, Near-bottom currents over the continental slope in the Mid-Atlantic Bight, Continental Shelf Research, 8,  p. 653-671. 

Lyne, V.P., Butman, B., and Grand, W.D., 1990, Sediment movement along the U.S. East Coast Continental Shelf Part l:  Estimates of bottom stress using the Grand-Madison Model and near-bottom wave and current measurements, Continental Shelf Research, 10(5), p. 397-428.

Lyne, V.D., Butman, B., and Grant, W.D.,  1990, Sediment movement along the U.S. east coast continental shelf, Part 2:  modeling suspended sediment concentration and transport rate during storms:  Continental Shelf Research, 10 (5).., p. 429-460. 

Fry, V.S. and Butman, B., 1991, Estimates of the sea floor area impacted by sewage sludge dumped at the 106-mile site in the mid-Atlantic Bight, Marine Environmental Research, 31, p. 145-160.

Bothner, M.H., Takada, H., Knight, I.T., Hill, R.T., Butman, B., Farrington, J.W., Colwell, R.R., and Grassle, J.F., 1994, Indicators of sewage contamination in sediments beneath a deep-ocean dump site off New York: Marine Environmental Research, Vol 38, 43-59 p.

Dalyander, P. Soupy, Butman, Bradford, 2012, How often do sediments on the sea floor move? Sound Waves, Mar./Apr. 2012. Online at

Dalyander, P. Soupy, Butman, Bradford, 2012, Quantifying how often sediment move on the U.S. continental Shelf – the U.S. Geological Sea Floor Stress and Mobility Database. Sound Waves, Sep./Oct. 2012. Online at

Dalyander, P. S., Butman, B., Sherwood, C.R., Signell, R.P., Wilkin, J.L., 2013, Characterizing Wave- and Current- Induced Bottom Shear Stress: U.S. Middle Atlantic Bight. Continental Shelf Research (52), p.73-86. Online at

 Lentz, S.L., Butman, B., Harris, C.K., 2014, The vertical structure of the circulation and dynamics in Hudson Shelf Valley. J. Geophys. Res., Oceans, 119, 3694-3713, doi:10.11002/2014JC009883.  

Dalyander, P. Soupy, and Butman, B, 2015, Characteristics of storms driving wave-induced seafloor mobility on the U.S. east coast continental shelf:  Continental Shelf Research, 104, 1-14.

Data Releases

Butman, Bradford, Danforth, W.W., Clarke, J.E.H., and Signell, R.P., 2017, Bathymetry and backscatter intensity of the sea floor of the Hudson Shelf Valley: U.S. Geological Survey data release, doi:10.5066/F7C53J1Z.

Butman, Bradford, Danforth, W.W., Twichell, D.C., and Rona, P.A., 2017, Bathymetry, backscatter intensity, and geomorphology of the sea floor of the Hudson Canyon and adjacent slope and rise: U.S. Geological Survey data release, doi:10.5066/F77H1GSF.



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