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Field Activity Details for field activity 1998-006-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 - Connecticut State Geologist

Information Specialist(s): Lawrence Poppe, Nancy K. Soderberg

Data Type(s): Imagery: Photo, Imagery: Video, Location-Elevation: Navigation, Sampling: Geology, Seismics: Sub Bottom Profiler, Sonar: Sidescan, Sonar: Single Beam

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Ground truth the New Haven Harbor sidescan survey and collect near-shore reconnaissance sidescan sonar lines around the Sound to interpolate between previously collected samples.


Start Port/Location: Milford, CT

End Port/Location: Old Lyme, CT

Start Date: 1998-03-06

End Date: 1998-03-17

Equipment Used: 3.5 kHz, DGPS, Grab sampler - Van Veen , Edgetech Sidescan sonar, Osprey camera system, Q-MIPS sidescan sonar system, ODOM 200 kHz depth recorder

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered:

Staff: Dann Blackwood, Eric Haase, David Nichols, Lawrence Poppe, Alex Robinson

Affiliate Staff:
Ralph Lewis
Mary DiGiacomo-Cohen - CT-DEP

Notes: Original Center People field contained: Chief Scientist - Larry Poppe, Photographer - Dann Blackwood, PST - Alex Robinson, PST - Eric Haase, Marine Seismic Specialist - Dave Nichols.
Project = Long Island Sound Environmental Studies, Long Island Sound Environmental Studies


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

North: 41.3 South: 40.8833 West: -73.75 East: -72.0333


photo of Dempsey


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:

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
1998-006-FA-LN-001 ( Floppy disk(s) containing NAV DGPS L1-16, NAV DGPS L17-21, NAV DGPS L22-34, NAV DGPS L35-36, NAV DGPS L37-40, NAV DGPS, )
Edgetech Sidescan sonar --- Sidescan
1998-006-FA-SO-001 ( Digital tape(s) of SSS DF1000 L1-16, SSS DF1000 L17-21, SSS DF1000 L22-34, SSS DF1000 L35-36, SSS DF1000 L37-40, )
Q-MIPS sidescan sonar system --- Sidescan
ODOM 200 kHz depth recorder --- Single Beam
Grab sampler - Van Veen --- Geology
1998-006-FA-SC-001 ( GRAB samples)
Osprey camera system --- Photo
1998-006-FA-PH-001 ( CD ROM disk of 3.5K ELICS LINE 1-40, NAV, 3.5 K ELICS SEG-Y L1-29, 3.5 K ELICS SEG-Y L30-40, BOTTOMPHOTO LI SOUND, )
3.5 kHz --- Sub Bottom Profiler
1998-006-FA-SE-001 ( CD ROM disk of 3.5K ELICS LINE 1-40, NAV, 3.5 K ELICS SEG-Y L1-29, 3.5 K ELICS SEG-Y L30-40, BOTTOMPHOTO LI SOUND, )

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