USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 2008-039-FA

Other ID: J-39-08-LI

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

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

Principal Investigator(s): Lawrence Poppe

Affiliate Investigator(s): Office of Coast Survey, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Information Specialist(s): Lawrence Poppe, Nancy K. Soderberg

Data Type(s): Sonar: Multibeam, Sonar: Sound Velocity, Sonar: Sidescan, Location-Elevation: Navigation

Scientific Purpose/Goals: The ship will be acquiring multibeam bathymetry and backscatter datasets to update nautical charts. USGS participation facilitates eventual acquisition of these datasets for geological sea floor mapping applications.

Vehicle(s):

Start Date: 2008-09-15

Start Port/Location: New London, CT

End Date: 2008-09-25

End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

Equipment Used: Simrad EM 1000, Reson 7125-SV, Klein 531 sidescan, DGPS

Information to be Derived: Sea floor maps

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: One bathymetric survey was completed; two other surveys were partially completed. Although no USGS data were generated during this cruise, grids and imagery will eventually be obtained when data processing is complete.

Staff: Lawrence Poppe

Affiliate Staff:

Notes:
Project = Sea and Lake Floor Mapping: Data off Cape Cod, Sea and Lake Floor Mapping: Data off Cape Cod

Location Map:

Platform(s):

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Publications

(Bathymetry) Poppe, L.J., McMullen, K.Y., Ackerman, S.D., Blackwood, D.S., Irwin, B.J., Schaer, J.D., Lewit, P.G, and Doran, E.F., 2010, Sea-floor geology and character offshore of Rocky Point, New York: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2010-1007, DVD-ROM.

(Sidescan Sonar) Poppe, L.J., McMullen, K.Y., Ackerman, S.D., Blackwood, D.S., Irwin, B.J., Schaer, J.D., Lewit, P.G, and Doran, E.F., 2010, Sea-floor geology and character offshore of Rocky Point, New York: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2010-1007, DVD-ROM.

Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Simrad EM 1000 --- Multibeam
Reson 7125-SV --- Sound Velocity
Klein 531 sidescan --- Sidescan
DGPS --- Navigation