Other ID: none
Organization(s): USGS, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Location: Long Island Sound, Connecticut, New York, United States, North America, North Atlantic;
Principal Investigator(s): Richard Rendigs
Data Type(s): Location-Elevation: Navigation, Sampling: Geology, Imagery: Photo, Imagery: Video, Sonar: Single Beam
Scientific Purpose/Goals: Collect bottom samples (grab) and video camera footage at selected sites throughout Long Island Sound for validation of sedimentary environments as determined from a regional USGS sidescan sonar survey in 1995. Selected video camera transects will be utilized to verify transition areas of sedimentary environments within Long Island Sound. A secondary object, if time allowed, was to collect additional sidescan sonar data in areas of Long Island Sound where no data or additional records were required as an adjunct to the 1995 ANDERSON cruise (ANDR 95010).
Start Date: 1996-04-11
Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA
End Date: 1996-04-17
End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA
Equipment Used: DGPS, Grab sampler - Van Veen , Osprey camera system, Odom Digitrace, SIS1000 Sidescan sonar
Information to be Derived: Grain size analysis; Sea floor map;
Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Grab samples: 129; Video transects: 9.
Staff: Dann Blackwood, Michael Casso, Richard Rendigs, Nancy K. Soderberg, Kenneth E. Parolski, Brenton B. Taylor
Buczkowski, B.J., and Kelsey, S.A., 2007, Archival policies and collections database for the Woods Hole Science Center's marine sediment samples: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2006-1187, CD-ROM, URL: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2006/1187/.
Poppe, L.J., McMullen, K. Y., Williams, S. J., Crocker, J. M., and Doran, E. F., 2008, Estuarine sediment transport by gravity-driven movement of the nepheloid layer, Long Island Sound: Geo-Marine Letters, v. 28 no. 4, doi: 10.1007/s00367-008-0118-2.
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/.