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Field Activity Details for field activity 1997-018-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, CGHNS

Information Specialist(s):

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

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Sidescan sonar surveys to map sedimentary processes and benthic habitats in New Haven Harbor and dumping grounds and Roanoke Point Shoal.


Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

Start Date: 1997-06-02

End Date: 1997-06-11

Equipment Used: DGPS, Edgetech Sidescan sonar, ORE 140 transceiver/1036 transducer sub-bottom profiler, Q-MIPS sidescan sonar system, ODOM 200 kHz depth recorder

Information to be Derived: Sea floor map;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: This cruise completed the 8th USGS sidescan-sonar survey of critical habitats in Long Island Sound. All data processing performed post-cruise at USGS-Woods Hole. Sidescan sonar: 299 km

Staff: Lawrence Poppe, Kenneth E. Parolski

Affiliate Staff:
Mary DiGiacomo-Cohen and Ralph Lewis - Long Island Sound Research Center; V. Ferini and J. Griffin - SUNY

Notes: Original Center People field contained: Lawrence Poppe - Chief Scientist, Kenneth Parolski - Marine Electronics Technician.
Project = Long Island Sound Environmental Studies, Long Island Sound Environmental Studies


New Haven Habor, Connecticut, Roanoke Point Shoal, New York, central Long Island Sound, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

North: 41.2 South: 41.1 West: -73 East: -72.75


photo of Asterias


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
Edgetech Sidescan sonar --- Sidescan
Q-MIPS sidescan sonar system --- Sidescan
ODOM 200 kHz depth recorder --- Single Beam
Bathymetry GIS data ( )
ORE 140 transceiver/1036 transducer sub-bottom profiler --- Sub Bottom Profiler
1997-018-FA-SE-001 ( Collection of paper record displays of seismic data( 3.5K) for lines )
DGPS --- Navigation
1997-018-FA-LN-001-01 ( Sidescan sonar survey track maps for Roanoke Point, New Haven Dumpsite and New Haven, CT, ASTERIAS June 2-11, 1997. )

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