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Summary Information for Field Activity 1983-002-FA

Area of Operations: central Long Island Sound, Clinton to New Haven, Connecticut, United States, North America, North Atlantic

Dates: May 23, 1983 to June 04, 1983

Chief scientist: Bob Oldale

   Ralph Lewis - CT DEP

Objectives: (1) Define geology and shallow structure of central Long Island Sound; (2) determine geologic framework and Quaternary development of the study area; and (3) identify and map potential geologic hazards.

Type of Activity: Seismic profiling;

Information to be derived: Sea floor map; Morphology;

Summary: Uniboom data were very good (excellent penetration and good resolution) except in areas where the acoustic signal was attenuated by gas in the sediments. Sidescan sonar records were satisfactory. Uniboom: 656 km; Sidescan sonar: 422 km.

Contact: Bob Oldale (boldale@usgs.gov)

InfoBank: uses the identifier A-2-83-LI. Visit this site for more information.

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Publications resulting from these data

Poppe, L.J., Paskevich, V.F., Lewis, R.S., and DiGiacomo-Cohen, M.L.,2002, Geological framework data from Long Island Sound, 1981-1990; a digital data release: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 02-002, DVD-ROM. (Also available at http://woodshole.er.usgs.gov/openfile/of02-002/)

Poppe, L. J., Williams, S. J., Moser, M. S., Forfinski, N. A., Stewart, H. F., and Doran, E. F.,2008, Quaternary geology and sedimentary processes in the vicinity of Six Mile Reef, eastern Long Island Sound: Journal of Coastal Research, v. 24, no. 1: p. 255-266. (Also available at http://dx.doi.org/10.2112/06-0743.1)

Poppe, L.J., Denny, J.F., Williams, S.J., Moser, M.S., Forfinski, N.A., Stewart, H.F., and Doran, E.F.,2007, The geology of Six Mile Reef, Eastern Long Island Sound: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2007-1191, DVD-ROM. (Also available at http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2007/1191/)

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