Accession Number : AD0703919

Title :   SEISMIC REFLECTION STUDY OF THE GEOLOGIC STRUCTURE UNDERLYING SOUTHERN NARRAGANSETT BAY, RHODE ISLAND,

Corporate Author : WOODS HOLE OCEANOGRAPHIC INSTITUTION MASS

Personal Author(s) : Hersey,J. B. ; Nalwalk,A. H. ; Fink,D. R.

Report Date : JUN 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 80

Abstract : A subbottom reflection survey of southern Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island was made by means of continuous seismic reflection technique (the Continuous Seismic Profiler) developed at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (Knott and Hersey, 1956). The observational program was conducted to obtain foundation data for locating hurricane barriers (Corps of Engineers, 1957) and to develop techniques for studying the geologic structure of shallow water areas. At the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution this work is part of a continuing, broader program directed toward describing the structures and tracing the geologic history of continental margins. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*CONSTRUCTION, CONTINENTAL SHELVES), (*COASTAL REGIONS, PROTECTION), (*STRUCTURAL GEOLOGY, NARRAGANSETT BAY), ROCK, FAULTS(GEOLOGY), SANDSTONE, SHALE, MARINE GEOLOGY, GEOLOGIC AGE DETERMINATION, SHALLOW WATER, RHODE ISLAND

Subject Categories : Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy
      Structural Engineering and Building Technology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE