Holocene fluvial and estuarine (Qfe) and nearshore marine (Qmn) sediment thickness offshore of western and southern Martha's Vineyard and north of Nantucket, Massachusetts

Online link https://cmgds.marine.usgs.gov/catalog/whcmsc/SB_data_release/DR_P9E9EFNE/MV_ACK_postGisopach_meta.faq.html
Description Geologic, sediment texture, and physiographic zone maps characterize the sea floor south and west of Martha's Vineyard and north of Nantucket, Massachusetts. These maps were derived from interpretations of seismic-reflection profiles, high-resolution bathymetry, acoustic-backscatter intensity, bottom photographs, and surficial sediment samples. The interpretation of the seismic stratigraphy and mapping of glacial and Holocene marine units provided a foundation on which the surficial maps were created. This mapping is a result of a collaborative effort between the U.S. Geological Survey and the Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management to characterize the surface and subsurface geologic framework offshore of Massachusetts. [More]
Originators U.S. Geological Survey; Pendleton, Elizabeth A.; Baldwin, Wayne E.; Foster, David S.; Ackerman, Seth D.; Andrews, Brian D.; Brothers, Laura L.; and Schwab, William C.

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Thumbnail image of bottom video locations in Ipswich Bay and Massachusetts Bay, Massachusetts.
Thumbnail image of bottom video locations in Ipswich Bay and Massachusetts Bay, Massachusetts.
Browse image of GeoTIFF grid representing Holocene fluvial, estuarine (Qfe) and nearshore marine (Qmn) sediment thickness in meters. The browse graphic is derived from the companion OFR (Pendleton and others, 2018).
Browse image of GeoTIFF grid representing Holocene fluvial, estuarine (Qfe) and nearshore marine (Qmn) sediment thickness in meters. The browse graphic is derived from the companion OFR (Pendleton and others, 2018).