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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 (

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

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

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

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