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):

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:

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

Boundaries
North: 41.25 South: 41.03333 West: -72.6667 East: -72.08333

Platform(s):

photo of Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson

Publications

Poppe, L.J., Danforth, W.W., McMullen, K.Y., Parker, C.E., and Doran, E.F., 2011, Combined Multibeam and LIDAR Bathymetry Data from Eastern Long Island Sound and Westernmost Block Island Sound – A Regional Perspective: URL: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2011/1003/.

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: URL: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2010/1007/.

Data Acquired

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