USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 1997-001-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Lawrence Poppe

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

Information Specialist(s):

Data Type(s): Imagery: Photo, Imagery: Video, Location-Elevation: Navigation, Sampling: Geology

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Bottom photography and textural, geochemical, and biological sampling within the areas covered by two 100-kHz sidescan sonar surveys completed during a June 1996 ASTERIAS cruise.


Start Date: 1997-03-08

Start Port/Location: Old Lyme, CT

End Date: 1997-03-14

End Port/Location: Milford, CT

Equipment Used: DGPS, Grab sampler - Van Veen , Osprey camera system, 35 mm camera

Information to be Derived: Samples and chemical analysis; Grain size analysis;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered:

Staff: Dann Blackwood, Lawrence Poppe, Brenton B. Taylor

Affiliate Staff:
Mary DiGiacomo-Cohen
Ralph Lewis - LISRC

Notes: This cruise characterized sedimentary environments off Roanoke Point and Falkner Island imaged during a 1996 sidescan cruise. Additional samples were also collected along the shore in the western Sound. Original Center People field contained: Larry Poppe - Chief Scientist; Dann Blackwood - Photographer; Brendt Taylor - Technician.
Project = Sediment Texture: Database and Mapping, Sediment Texture: Database and Mapping


Falkner Island, Connecticut, Roanoke Point, New York, central and western Long Island Sound, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

North: 41.25 South: 41 West: -72.75 East: -72.6


photo of Dempsey


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
1997-001-FA-LN-001-01 ( Track maps for Falkner Island, CT, Roanoke Point, NY, and western Long Island Sound. )
Grab sampler - Van Veen --- Geology
1997-001-FA-NL-001-02 ( Sample log for Roanoke Point, NY, March 9-10, 1997, including sample desciption, video camera transects, and still camera exposures.)
1997-001-FA-NL-001-01 ( Sample log for Falkner Island, CT, March 8-9, 1997, including sample desciption, video camera transects, and still camera exposures.)
1997-001-FA-NL-001-03 ( Sample log for western Long Island Sound, March 10-13, 1997, including sample desciption, video camera transects, and still camera exposures.)
Osprey camera system --- Photo
1997-001-FA-VD-001 ( 5 Hi-8 Cassette tapes: tapes 1-3 of bottom video from Falkner Island and Roanoke Point, Long Island Sound; tapes 4-5 of bottom video from the western Sound.)
1997-001-FA-VD-001-01 ( 2 DVDs of bottom video (created from 8mm tapes #2 and #3) from Roanoke Point and Falkner Island.)
35 mm camera --- Photo
1997-001-FA-PH-001 ( Deck photos of field activity operations)