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Field Activity Details for field activity 2006-010-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Richard Rendigs

Affiliate Investigator(s): USGS

Information Specialist(s): Richard Rendigs

Data Type(s): Imagery: Photo, Sampling: Biology, Sampling: Geology

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Collect 2 diver assisted push cores, 8 grab samples for Larry Poppe (USGS), and additional grab samples for USMMA and CCNY.


Start Port/Location: U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA), Great Neck, NY

End Port/Location: Great Neck, NY

Start Date: 2006-03-24

End Date: 2006-03-26

Equipment Used: Grab sampler, Camera- deep sea, Digital camera

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: 2 diver-assisted cores were collected near the Throgs Neck Bridge. These cores were collected for Dr. Zhang-CCNY. 8 Van Veen grab samples were collected for Larry Poppe (USGS) at his Bridgeport site.

Staff: Dann Blackwood, Richard Rendigs

Affiliate Staff:
Mike Melcer - USMMA; Pengfei Zhang - City College of NY (CCNY)

Notes: USGS divers will supply first aid and DAN O2 emergency oxygen kits. Buddy system during diving operations. Dry suit diving for both divers. Original Center People field contained: Richard Rendigs, Dann Blackwood: divers, samplers and mobilizers.


Throgs Neck Bridge, Bronx, New York, Bridgeport, Connecticut, Long Island Sound, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

North: 41.1 South: 40.75 West: -73.85 East: -73.25


photo of Storm


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.


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Camera- deep sea --- Photo
Digital camera --- Photo
2006-010-FA-PH-001 ( Deck photos of field activity operations)
Grab sampler --- Biology
2006-010-FA-SC-001 ( grab samples)

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