USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 1995-011-FA

Other ID: AST95-1

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Location: Long Island Sound, Connecticut, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

Principal Investigator(s): Lawrence Poppe

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s):

Data Type(s): Location-Elevation: Navigation, Sonar: Sidescan, Seismics: Sub Bottom Profiler, Sonar: Single Beam

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Conduct detailed (continuous) 100 kHz sidescan sonar surveys in Niantic Bay, Connecticut, and in Fishers Island Sound, Connecticut, New York, and Rhode Island.


Start Date: 1995-06-06

Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

End Date: 1995-06-12

End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

Equipment Used: DGPS, Klein 531 sidescan, Q-MIPS sidescan sonar system, 3.5 kHz, ODOM 200 kHz depth recorder

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered:

Staff: Kenneth E. Parolski

Affiliate Staff:
CT-DEP - R. Lewis
D. Toderlund - USCG

Notes: Original Center People field contained: K. Parolski - physical scientist.
Project = Long Island Sound Environmental Studies, Long Island Sound Environmental Studies

Location Map:


photo of Asterias


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:

Poppe, L.J., and Polloni, Chris, eds., 1998, Long Island Sound environmental studies: URL:

Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
DGPS --- Navigation
1995-011-FA-LN-001 ( Floppy disk(s) containing NAV DGPS L1-16, NAV DGPS L17-23, NAV DGPS L23-28, NAV DGPS L29-32, NAV DGPS, NAV DGPS L35-36, NAV DGPS L36-38, NAV DGPS L38-44, NAV DGPS L44, NAV DGPS L1-4, NAV DGPS L4-5, NAV DGPS L5-8, NAV DGPS, NAV DGPS L21-25, NAV DGPS EDITED, )
Klein 531 sidescan --- Sidescan
1995-011-FA-SO-001 ( Digital tape(s) of SSS-LINE1-16, SSS-LINE17-32, SSS-LINE33-44, SSS-LINE1-8, SSS-LINE9-26, SSS-LINE8, )
1995-011-FA-SO-002-02 ( Fishers Island Sidescan Data )
1995-011-FA-SO-002-01 ( Niantic Bay Sidescan Data )
Q-MIPS sidescan sonar system --- Sidescan
3.5 kHz --- Sub Bottom Profiler
1995-011-FA-SE-001 ( Collection of paper record displays of seismic data( 3.5K) for lines )
1995-011-FA-SE-002 ( microfilm of )
ODOM 200 kHz depth recorder --- Single Beam