Document Type



Virginia Institute of Marine Science

Publication Date



Special Reports in Applied Marine Science and Ocean Engineering (SRAMSOE) No. 69


The increased need for information involving the physical processes affecting the inner continental shelf has led to these detailed compilations of the nearshore bathymetric data of the Virginian coastline. For example, the growth of population has increased the usage of our beaches for recreation. Contrived short-term and the apparent long-term shortages of fuel, so recently impressed upon the public, have initiated an intensive study of the adjacent continental shelf area for possible future sites of offshore drilling rigs, power plants and port facilities. Among the basic oceanographic information required in all such studies is detailed depth information. To help meet these needs we have prepared these detailed bathymetric maps containing significantly more information than has previously been compiled and made available from this region of the Atlantic shelf.



Bathymetry, Virginia



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