|ship wreck||ship wreck|
|barchanoid sand waves||barchanoid sand waves|
|transverse sand waves||transverse sand waves|
|dredge spoils||area of multiple, often overlapping, mounds of dumped dredged materials|
Source data were acquired during National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) survey H11250. Please acknowledge NOAA as the originator of the dataset from which this dataset was derived.
To release interpretations the modern geologic features based on data collected during NOAA survey H11250 in easternmost Long Island Sound and westernmost Block Island Sound, in geographic. This GIS layer serves an interpretaion of some modern processes and features (sand wave fields, dump sites) that shape and influence the bathymetry and geometry of the Race, Long Island Sound. The detailed bathymetic data and their interpretations serve many purposes, including: (1) defining the geological variability of the sea floor, which is one of the primary controls of benthic habitat diversity; (2) improving our understanding of the processes that control the distribution and transport of bottom sediments and the distribution of benthic habitats and associated infaunal community structures; and (3) providing a detailed framework for future research, monitoring, and management activities. The bathymetric data models also serve as base maps for subsequent sedimentological, geochemical, and biological observations, because precise information on environmental setting is important for selection of sampling sites and for accurate interpretation of point measurements.
Are there legal restrictions on access or use of the data?
Use_Constraints:Public domain data are freely redistributable with proper metadata and source attribution. Please recognize the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (CTDEP) as the originators of this dataset.
Although this data set has been used by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (CTDEP) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), no warranty, expressed or implied, is made by the USGS, CTDEP or NOAA as to the accuracy of the data and/or related materials. The act of distribution shall not constitute any such warranty, and no responsibility is assumed by the USGS, CTDEP or NOAA in the use of these data or related materials. Any use of trade, product, or firm names is for descriptive purposes only and does not imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.
|Data format:||One file (h11250g_mod.zip) containg the shapefile, browse graphic, and metadata in format SHP (version Information unavailable from original metadata.) ESRI Shapefile Size: 0.057|
|Media you can order:||DVD-ROM (Density 4.75 Gbytes) (format UDF)|
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