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Field Activity Details for field activity 1995-011-FA

Other ID: AST95-1

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Lawrence Poppe

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s):

Data Type(s): Location-Elevation: Navigation, Sonar: Sidescan, Seismics: Sub Bottom Profiler, Sonar: Single Beam

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Conduct detailed (continuous) 100 kHz sidescan sonar surveys in Niantic Bay, Connecticut, and in Fishers Island Sound, Connecticut, New York, and Rhode Island.


Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

Start Date: 1995-06-06

End Date: 1995-06-12

Equipment Used: 3.5 kHz, DGPS, Klein 531 sidescan, Q-MIPS sidescan sonar system, ODOM 200 kHz depth recorder

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered:

Staff: Kenneth E. Parolski

Affiliate Staff:
CT-DEP - R. Lewis
D. Toderlund - USCG

Notes: Original Center People field contained: K. Parolski - physical scientist.
Project = Long Island Sound Environmental Studies, Long Island Sound Environmental Studies


Long Island Sound, Connecticut, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

North: 41.3067 South: 40.74726 West: -73.8995 East: -71.53748


photo of Asterias


Poppe, L.J., Danforth, W.W., McMullen, K.Y., Parker, C.E., Lewit, P.G., and Doran, E.F., 2010, Integrated multibeam and LIDAR bathymetry data offshore of New London and Niantic, Connecticut: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2009-1231, URL:

Poppe, L.J., and Polloni, Chris, eds., 1998, Long Island Sound environmental studies: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 98-502, CD-ROM, URL:


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
DGPS --- Navigation
1995-011-FA-LN-001 ( Floppy disk(s) containing NAV DGPS L1-16, NAV DGPS L17-23, NAV DGPS L23-28, NAV DGPS L29-32, NAV DGPS, NAV DGPS L35-36, NAV DGPS L36-38, NAV DGPS L38-44, NAV DGPS L44, NAV DGPS L1-4, NAV DGPS L4-5, NAV DGPS L5-8, NAV DGPS, NAV DGPS L21-25, NAV DGPS EDITED, )
Klein 531 sidescan --- Sidescan
1995-011-FA-SO-002-02 ( Fishers Island Sidescan Data )
1995-011-FA-SO-002-01 ( Niantic Bay Sidescan Data )
1995-011-FA-SO-001 ( Digital tape(s) of SSS-LINE1-16, SSS-LINE17-32, SSS-LINE33-44, SSS-LINE1-8, SSS-LINE9-26, SSS-LINE8, )
Q-MIPS sidescan sonar system --- Sidescan
3.5 kHz --- Sub Bottom Profiler
1995-011-FA-SE-002 ( microfilm of )
1995-011-FA-SE-001 ( Collection of paper record displays of seismic data( 3.5K) for lines )
ODOM 200 kHz depth recorder --- Single Beam

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