Location and sediment texture information of surficial sediment samples collected within the New York Bight by the U.S. Geological Survey, 1995 - 1999 (Esri point shapefile, Geographic, WGS84)

Online link https://cmgds.marine.usgs.gov/catalog/whcmsc/open_file_report/ofr2002-152/SED_meta.faq.html
Description A better understanding of sediment dynamics in coastal areas can be attained by mapping the surface sediment distribution and subsurface stratigraphy of the lower shoreface and inner-continental shelf. In 1995, the U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, began a program to produce geologic maps of the sea floor throughout the New York Bight Apex using high-resolution sidescan-sonar, subbottom profiling, and sediment sampling techniques. The goals of the investigation are to investigate the role that inner-shelf morphology and geologic framework play in the evolution of the coastal region. [More]
Originators U.S. Geological Survey; Schwab, William C.; Denny, Jane F.; Foster, David S.; Lotto, Linda L.; Allison, Mead A.; Uchupi, Elazar O.; Swift, B. Ann; Danforth, William W.; Thieler, E. Robert; and Butman, Bradford

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