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Sidescan Sonar Imagery and Surficial Geologic Interpretation of the Sea Floor off Branford, Connecticut
Entry ID: USGS_OFR_2004_1003

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Abstract: The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), in cooperation with the National Oceanic
and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the Connecticut Department of
Environmental Protection (CT DEP), has produced detailed geologic maps of the
sea floor in Long Island Sound, a major East Coast estuary surrounded by the
most densely populated region of the United States. These studies have built
upon cooperative research between the USGS and the State of Connecticut that
was initiated in 1982. The current phase of this research program is directed
toward studies of sea-floor sediment distribution, processes that control
sediment distribution, near shore environmental concerns, and the relation of
benthic community structures to the sea-floor geology.

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Description: GIS data catalog of the Sidescan Sonar Imagery and Surficial Geologic
Interpretation of the Sea Floor off Branford, Connecticut.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 42.14   S: 40.9   E: -71.69   W: -73.82

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: L.J. Poppe, V.F. Paskevich, M.S. Moser, M.L. DiGiacomo-Cohen, and E.B. Christman
Dataset Title: Sidescan Sonar Imagery and Surficial Geologic Interpretation of the Sea Floor off Branford, Connecticut
Dataset Series Name: Open File Report 2004-1003
Dataset Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-11-21
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-11-18
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