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Distribution of Holocene Sediment in Chesapeake Bay
Entry ID: USGS_OFR_2004_1235

Abstract: The distribution of sedimentary environments presents the limited domain of
deposits from "River Input", the flood tide wedge of "Atlantic Sediment", and
the extensive region of indigenous, recycled "Coastal Erosion Sediment" in the
Chesapeake Bay littoral environment. Studies by Miller (1982, 1983, 1987) along
selected reaches of the tidewater Potomac River showed that bluff retreat in
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Description: A high-resolution PDF version of the "Distribution of Holocene Sediment in
Chesapeake Bay as Interpreted from Submarine Geomorphology of the Submerged
Landforms, Selected Core Holes, Bridge Borings and Seismic Profiles".
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Spatial coordinates   
  N: 41.0   S: -36.0   E: -74.0   W: -78.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Wayne L. Newell, Inga Clark, and Owen Bricker
Dataset Title: Distribution of Holocene Sediment in Chesapeake Bay
Dataset Series Name: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report
Dataset Release Date: 2004
Dataset Publisher: U.S. Geological Survey
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Colman, S.M., Halka, J.P., Hobbs, C.H., Mixon, R.B., and Foster, D.S. 1990.
Ancient channels of the Susquehanna River beneath Chesapeake Bay and the
Delmarva Peninsula. Geological Society of America Bulletin, 102: 1268-1279.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2004-09-27
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23