Other ID: AST 96-1
Organization(s): USGS, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Location: central Long Island Sound, Roanoke Point, New York, Falkner Island, Long Sand Shoal, Connecticut, United States, North America, North Atlantic;
Principal Investigator(s): Lawrence Poppe
Data Type(s): Location-Elevation: Navigation, Seismics: Boomer
Scientific Purpose/Goals: To conduct a 100-kHz sidescan sonar survey of Roanoke Point, New York, and Falkner Island and Long Sand Shoal, Connecticut, to determine textural distributions of surficial sediments, to relate distribution to active sedimentary processes and to delineate habitats and relate them to benthic communities; and to provide reconnaissance sidescan sonar data in areas not previously covered.
Start Date: 1996-06-11
Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA
End Date: 1996-06-17
End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA
Equipment Used: DGPS, SIS1000 Sidescan sonar, Boomer, Single channel hydrophone
Information to be Derived: Habitat maps; Sea floor map;
Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Sidescan Sonar: 299 km, 60 lines; Chirp sub-bottom echo sounder: 299 km, 60 lines.
Staff: Kenneth E. Parolski, Lawrence Poppe
Notes: Original Center People field contained: Lawrence Poppe - Ch. Sci., Marine Geologist; Kenneth Parolski - Physical Scientist.
Poppe, L.J., and Polloni, Chris, eds., 1998, Long Island Sound environmental studies: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 98-502, CD-ROM, URL: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/1998/of98-502/.