Bathymetry of Block Island Sound.
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This description of the bathymetry of the Block Island Fisher Island BIFI shallow water acoustic propagation ranges is the first in a series of planned memoranda describing the geology of Block Island Sound. This effort supports the Laboratorys shallow water acoustic propagation programs by describing the characteristics of the bottom boundary along the acoustic corridors. Block Island Sound is naturally divided into two dissimilar bathymetric sections the flat, gradual sloping eastern sector and the high relief western sector. The acoustic ranges transect both sectors. The western sector of the Block Island-Watch Hill acoustic range however reveals a somewhat lower relief than that of the Block Island-Fishers Island acoustic range. In the eastern sector there is no significant difference in the bathymetry of either range.
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