Other ID: J-39-08-LI
Organization(s): USGS, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
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.
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
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: U. S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2011-1003, 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: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2010-1007, URL: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2010/1007/.