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Field Activity Details for field activity 1996-024-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Marilyn ten Brink

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s):

Data Type(s): Imagery: Photo, Imagery: Video, Location-Elevation: Navigation, Sampling: Chemistry, Sampling: Geology

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Primarily to collect sediment cores; secondarily, to collect bottom video and sediment grab samples to verify sidescan.


Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

Start Date: 1996-06-17

End Date: 1996-06-24

Equipment Used: DGPS, Grab sampler, Corer - gravity, Video camera - deep sea, Water sampler, 35 mm camera

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Due to good weather, 100 cores and 62 grab samples were collected for chemical and lithological analysis.

Staff: Emily Banks, Michael Casso, Jane Cookman, Peter W. Gill, Kathy Hall, Richard Rendigs, Marilyn ten Brink

Affiliate Staff:
Earl Young; Bart Kreulen - Wesleyan U.
watchstander; Andy Ouimette - Wesleyan U.

Notes: Original Center People field contained: Marilyn ten Brink, Richard Rendigs, Earl Young, Michael Casso, Peter Gill, Emily Bank, Jane Cookman, Kathy Hall.
Project = Long Island Sound Pollution Studies, Long Island Sound Pollution Studies


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

North: 41.30933 South: 40.93822 West: -73.3327 East: -71.87325


photo of Seaward Explorer
Seaward Explorer


Buczkowski, B.J., and Kelsey, S.A., 2007, Archival policies and collections database for the Woods Hole Science Center's marine sediment samples: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2006-1187, CD-ROM, URL:

Moore, J., Gutierrez, Erin Galvin, Mecray, Ellen L., and Buchholtz ten Brink, Marilyn R., 2006, Physical properties of Long Island Sound sediment cores: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2002-372, URL:

Poppe, L.J., McMullen, K. Y., Williams, S. J., Crocker, J. M., and Doran, E. F., 2008, Estuarine sediment transport by gravity-driven movement of the nepheloid layer, Long Island Sound: Geo-Marine Letters, v. 28 no. 4, doi: 10.1007/s00367-008-0118-2.

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
1996-024-FA-LN-001-01 ( JD170 Field Navigation (txt file) June 18, 1996 raw GPS navigation file containing 10-second fixes.)
1996-024-FA-LN-001-03 ( JD172 Field Navigation (txt file) June 20, 1996 raw GPS navigation file containing 10-second fixes.)
1996-024-FA-LN-001-02 ( JD171 Field Navigation (txt file) June 19, 1996 raw GPS navigation file containing 10-second fixes.)
1996-024-FA-LN-001-07 ( JD176 Field Navigation (txt file) June 24, 1996 raw GPS navigation file containing 10-second fixes.)
1996-024-FA-LN-001-06 ( JD175 Field Navigation (txt file) June 23, 1996 raw GPS navigation file containing 10-second fixes.)
1996-024-FA-LN-001-05 ( JD174 Field Navigation (txt file) June 22, 1996 raw GPS navigation file containing 10-second fixes.)
1996-024-FA-LN-001-04 ( JD173 Field Navigation (txt file) June 21, 1996 raw GPS navigation file containing 10-second fixes.)
Water sampler --- Chemistry
Video camera - deep sea --- Video
Corer - gravity --- Geology
1996-024-FA-SC-001 ( CORE samples)
35 mm camera --- Photo
Grab sampler --- Biology

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