USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 1989-013-FA

Other ID: AST-89-1

Status: Completed

Organization(s): USGS, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Robert N. Oldale

Affiliate Investigator(s): Ralph Lewis - LISRC, CT DEP

Information Specialist(s): PARTNER

Data Type(s): Seismics: Sub Bottom Profiler, Location-Elevation: Navigation

Scientific Purpose/Goals: To fill in some data gaps from previous cruises, and to better define the position and extent of some of the offshore moraines.


Start Date: 1989-06-02

Start Port/Location: Noank, CT

End Date: 1989-06-03

End Port/Location: Noank, CT

Equipment Used: Datasonics 3.5 kHz profiler, Loran-C

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Various combinations of sources and hydrophones were tried. None yielded the results required to complete this work. The data are generally poor (Huntec did better than Datasonics). Seismic lines 4 (1340 hrs., LORAN line 43950, North of Plum Island) and 6 (1540 hrs., LORAN line 26220) have some interesting sections. All paper records, navigation tapes and notes are archived at the Long Island Sound Resource Center, UCONN-Avery Point.

Staff: Robert N. Oldale, Kenneth E. Parolski

Affiliate Staff:
Ralph Lewis

Notes: Post-cruise information supplied by Ralph Lewis, CT DEP, 12/23/08. Data are archived at the Long Island Sound Resource Center, UCONN-Avery Point.


eastern Long Island Sound, Connecticut, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

North: 41.28 South: 40.98 West: -72.03 East: -72.75


photo of Asterias



Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Datasonics 3.5 kHz profiler --- Sub Bottom Profiler
Loran-C --- Navigation