|Erosion or Nondeposition||High-energy environment within which sea-floor sediments are either removed or do not accumulate|
|Coarse Bedload Transport||Environment within which sea-floor sand and pea gravel sized sediments are transported|
|Sorting and Reworking||Environment within which sea-floor sediments are being separated into coarser and finer fractions|
|Deposition||Low-energy environment within which sea-floor sediments accumulate|
To release a revised (version 1.1) interpretation of sedimentary environments based on bathymetry data collected during NOAA surveys H12009, H12010, H12011, H12015, H12033, H12137, and H12139, the adjacent 2011 NOAA survey H12299, and sediment samples and bottom photography collected during USGS survey 2011-006-FA in Block Island Sound, in a geographic, WGS84 coordinate system. These data can be used to provide information on surface geology and sedimentary processes.
Are there legal restrictions on access or use of the data?
Use_Constraints:The interpretation was completed at map scales between 1:4,000 and 1:5,000, but is not intended for use at map scales smaller than 1:24,000. Public domain data from the U.S. Government are freely redistributable with proper metadata and source attribution. Please recognize the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) as the source of this information.
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|Data format:||A zip file containing the geospatial data, metadata, and browse graphic. in format Shapefile (version ArcGIS 9.3) Esri polygon shapefile Size: 0.46|
|Media you can order:||DVD-ROM (Density 4.7 Gbytes) (format UDF)|
The user must be capable of uncompressing WinZip files. Also, these data are available in Environmental Systems Research Institute (Esri) shapefile format. The user must have ArcGIS or ArcView 3.0 or greater software to read and process the data file. In lieu of ArcView or ArcGIS, the user may utilize another GIS application package capable of importing data. A free data viewer, ArcExplorer, capable of displaying the data is available from Esri at www.esri.com.