Other ID: AST 83-2
Organization(s): USGS, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Location: central Long Island Sound, Clinton to New Haven, Connecticut, United States, North America, North Atlantic;
Principal Investigator(s): Robert N. Oldale
Affiliate Investigator(s): Ralph Lewis - CT DEP
Data Type(s): Location-Elevation: Navigation, Seismics: Boomer, Seismics: Sub Bottom Profiler, Sonar: Sidescan
Scientific Purpose/Goals: (1) Define geology and shallow structure of central Long Island Sound; (2) determine geologic framework and Quaternary development of the study area; and (3) identify and map potential geologic hazards.
Start Date: 1983-05-23
Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA
End Date: 1983-06-04
End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA
Equipment Used: EG&G 234, Edo Western Sidescan and 2.5 kHz sub-bottom system, Loran-C, Single channel hydrophone
Information to be Derived: Sea floor map; Morphology;
Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Uniboom data were very good (excellent penetration and good resolution) except in areas where the acoustic signal was attenuated by gas in the sediments. Sidescan sonar records were satisfactory. Uniboom: 656 km; Sidescan sonar: 422 km.
Staff: Jack Connell, Robert N. Oldale
Notes: Original Center People field contained: Bob Oldale, geologist (May 26); Stewart Richards, GFA (May 27 - June 2); Jack Connell - ET.
Poppe, L.J., Williams, S. J., Moser, M. S., Forfinski, N. A., Stewart, H. F., and Doran, E. F., 2008, Quaternary geology and sedimentary processes in the vicinity of Six Mile Reef, eastern Long Island Sound: Journal of Coastal Research, v. 24 no. 1, doi: 10.2112/06-0743.1.
Poppe, L.J., Denny, J.F., Williams, S.J., Moser, M.S., Forfinski, N.A., Stewart, H.F., and Doran, E.F., 2007, The geology of Six Mile Reef, Eastern Long Island Sound: URL: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2007/1191/.
Poppe, L.J., Paskevich, V.F., Lewis, R.S., and DiGiacomo-Cohen, M.L., 2002, Geological framework data from Long Island Sound, 1981-1990; a digital data release: URL: http://woodshole.er.usgs.gov/openfile/of02-002/.