Field Activity 1997-018-FA

Identifier 1997-018-FA
Purpose Sidescan sonar surveys to map sedimentary processes and benthic habitats in New Haven Harbor and dumping grounds and Roanoke Point Shoal.
Location New Haven Habor, Connecticut, Roanoke Point Shoal, New York, central Long Island Sound, United States, North America, North Atlantic;
Summary 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
Info derived Sea floor map;
Comments 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
Length 46 feet; beam 15 feet 4 inches; draft 4.5 feet.
Start Woods Hole, MA 1997-06-02
End Woods Hole, MA 1997-06-11
Days in the field 7
West -73
East -72.75
North 41.2
South 41.1


384 Woods Hole Road
Quissett Campus
Woods Hole, MA02543-1598
(508) 548-8700
Principal investigators Lawrence J Poppe
Crew members
Lawrence J Poppe
Scientist, Staff
Parolski, Kenneth F.
Scientist, Staff
Affiliate principal Ralph Lewis - LISRC, CGHNS
Affiliate staff Mary DiGiacomo-Cohen and Ralph Lewis - Long Island Sound Research Center; V. Ferini and J. Griffin - SUNY

Data types and categories

Data category: Sonar, Seismics, Location-Elevation
Data type: Sidescan, Single Beam, Sub Bottom Profiler, Navigation

Documents: Notes and log books

Name Description
Navigation log Navigation log describing start and end times of lines, disks, latitudes, longitudes, course, and speed.
Sidescan log ISIS sidescan sonar log describing start and end times of lines, files, and equipment performance.

Equipment used

Equipment Usage description Data types Datasets
Edgetech Sidescan sonar Sidescan (no data reported)
Q-MIPS sidescan sonar system Sidescan (no data reported)
ODOM 200 kHz depth recorder Single Beam 1
ORE 140 transceiver/1036 transducer sub-bottom profiler Sub Bottom Profiler 1
DGPS Navigation 1


Datasets produced in this activity

Dataset name Equipment Description Dataset contact
Bathymetry GIS data ODOM 200 kHz depth recorder Linda P McCarthy
1997-018-FA-SE-001 ORE 140 transceiver/1036 transducer sub-bottom profiler Collection of paper record displays of seismic data( 3.5K) for lines Nancy K. Soderberg
1997-018-FA-LN-001-01 DGPS Sidescan sonar survey track maps for Roanoke Point, New Haven Dumpsite and New Haven, CT, ASTERIAS June 2-11, 1997. Nancy K. Soderberg


Samples collected during this field activity