Other ID: 92-1
Organization(s): USGS, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Location: eastern Long Island Sound, Fishers Island Sound, Connecticut, New York, United States, North America, North Atlantic;
Principal Investigator(s): Lawrence Poppe
Affiliate Investigator(s): Ralph Lewis, CGS
Data Type(s): Sampling: Geology, Imagery: Photo, Imagery: Video, Location-Elevation: Navigation
Scientific Purpose/Goals: Bottom sampling and photography to determine textural distributions of surficial sediments, to relate these distributions to active sedimentary processes, and to evaluate potential near-shore sand and gravel resources; benthic biologic sampling to evaluate the faunal distributions and concentrations and relate them to habitats within a previously collected sidescan mosaic; and sediment sampling to examine the present trace metal concentrations within and outside the dredge-spoil dumpsites off the Thames River estuary.
Start Date: 1992-06-02
Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA
End Date: 1992-06-10
End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA
Equipment Used: Grab sampler - Van Veen , Osprey camera system, DGPS, Megapulse Accufix 500 LORAN-C
Information to be Derived:
Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Sediment samples: 297; Bottom photography: 300 stations; Benthic biology: 60 samples; Geochemical: 29 samples.
Staff: Lawrence Poppe
Buczkowski, B.J., and Kelsey, S.A., 2007, Archival policies and collections database for the Woods Hole Science Center's marine sediment samples: URL: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2006/1187/.
Poppe, L.J., Danforth, W.W., McMullen, K.Y., Parker, C.E., Lewit, P.G., and Doran, E.F., 2010, Integrated multibeam and LIDAR bathymetry data offshore of New London and Niantic, Connecticut: URL: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2009/1231/.
Poppe, L.J., and Polloni, Chris, eds., 1998, Long Island Sound environmental studies: URL: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/1998/of98-502/.