Field Activity Details for field activity 2010-010-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): CT DEP

Information Specialist(s): Katherine McMullen, Lawrence Poppe

Data Type(s): Biological Field Study: Experiments, Biological Field Study: Surveys, Imagery: Photo, Imagery: Video, Location-Elevation: Navigation, Sampling: Biology, Sampling: Geology, Seismics: Boomer, Seismics: Sub Bottom Profiler, Visual Identification: Species ID

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Seismic Profiling: To investigate the character of stratified glacial drift adjacent to the Orient Point - Fishers Island moraine segment. Sampling and Photography: To ground truth NOAA hydrographic surveys in eastern Long Island Sound.


Start Port/Location: Avery Point, Groton, CT

End Port/Location: Old Saybrook, CT

Start Date: 2010-04-14

End Date: 2010-04-21

Equipment Used: Digital camera, HYPACK, Single channel hydrophone, Video camera - deep sea, Grab sampler - Van Veen , SeaBOSS, Boomer, Knudsen CHIRP Sub-bottom Profiler

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: 51 Stations occupied with SEABOSS; 31 km of seismic lines were run with the Knudsen; 59 km of seismic lines were run with the Boomer.

Staff: Lawrence Poppe

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: First 2 days of cruise will be seismic profiling; boat will be re-configured for the small SEABOSS; remainder of cruise will be spent sampling and collecting bottom photography.


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

North: 41.27368 South: 41.07314 West: -72.507 East: -71.94672


photo of Rafael


McMullen, K.Y., Poppe, L.J., Danforth, W.W., Blackwood, D.S., Schaer, J.D., Glomb, K.A., and Doran, E.F., 2012, Sea-Floor Geology of Long Island Sound North of Duck Pond Point, New York: URL:

McMullen, K.Y., Poppe, L.J., Danforth, W.W., Blackwood, D.S., Schaer, J.D., Guberski, M.R., Wood, D.A., and Doran, E.F., 2011, Surficial geology of the sea floor in Long Island Sound offshore of Orient Point, New York: URL:

McMullen, K.Y., Poppe, Lawrence J., Ackerman, Seth D., Danforth, William W., Schaer, Jasper D.,, 2012, Sea-Floor Geology in Long Island Sound, Offshore of the North Fork of Long Island, New York [abs.]: , Long Island Sound Research Conference. Stony Brook, NY, November 1-2, 2012.

Poppe, L.J., and Foster, D.S., Evidence for a Glaciotectonic Origin of the Orient Point – Fishers Island Moraine, Westernmost Block Island Sound [abs.]: , 2014 Geological Society of America Northeast Sectional Meeting. Lancaster, PA, March 23-25, 2014.

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:

Poppe, L.J., McMullen, K.Y., Ackerman, S.D., and Glomb, K.A., 2013, Sea-Floor Geology and Topography Offshore in Northeastern Long Island Sound: doi: 10.3133/ofr20131060.

Poppe, L.J., McMullen, K.Y., Ackerman, S.D., Guberski, M.R., and Wood, D.A., 2013, Sea-floor character and geology off the entrance to the Connecticut River, northeastern Long Island Sound: URL:

Poppe, L.J., McMullen, K.Y., Ackerman, S.D., Guberski, M.R., and Wood, D.A., Sea-Floor Character and Sedimentary Processes Offshore of the Connecticut River, Northeastern Long Island Sound [abs.]: , 2013 GSA Meeting. Denver, CO, October 27-30, 2013.


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Digital camera --- Photo
2010-010-FA-PH-002 ( Deck photos of field operations)
HYPACK --- Navigation
Single channel hydrophone --- Air Gun / Water Gun
Bubble Gun
Sub Bottom Profiler
Video camera - deep sea --- Video
Grab sampler - Van Veen --- Geology
SeaBOSS --- Experiments
Species ID
Boomer --- Boomer
Knudsen CHIRP Sub-bottom Profiler --- Sub Bottom Profiler

USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program