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Field Activity Details for field activity 1997-002-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): Ralph Lewis - LISRC, CGNHS, CT-DEP

Information Specialist(s):

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

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Bottom photography and textural, geochemical and biological sampling to map nearshore regional textural distributions in western Long Island Sound.


Start Port/Location: Milford, CT

End Port/Location: Milford, CT

Start Date: 1997-03-25

End Date: 1997-03-28

Equipment Used: DGPS, Grab sampler - Van Veen , Osprey camera system

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered:

Staff: Dann Blackwood, Lawrence Poppe, Brenton B. Taylor

Affiliate Staff:
Mary DiGiacomo-Cohen
Ralph Lewis - LISRC

Notes: Nearshore sampling along the coastlines of western Long Island Sound in CT-NY to complement the 1996 deeper-water ANDERSON and nearshore DEMPSEY sampling and to complete the textural map/database. Original Center People field contained: Larry Poppe - Chief Scientist; Dann Blackwood - Photographer; Brendt Taylor - Technician.
Project = Sediment Texture: Database and Mapping, Sediment Texture: Database and Mapping


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

North: 41.20711 South: 40.83875 West: -73.9194 East: -72.91626


photo of Dempsey


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
1997-002-FA-LN-001 ( Floppy disk(s) containing NAV DGPS MARK, )
Grab sampler - Van Veen --- Geology
Osprey camera system --- Photo
1997-002-FA-VD-001 ( 2 Hi-8 cassette tapes of bottom video from western Long Island Sound)

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