USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

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):

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

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 Date: 2010-04-14

Start Port/Location: Avery Point, Groton, CT

End Date: 2010-04-21

End Port/Location: Old Saybrook, CT

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.

Location Map:


photo of Rafael


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