Area of Operations: western Long Island Sound, Connecticut, United States, North America, North Atlantic
Dates: May 16, 1984 to May 25, 1984
Chief scientist: Steve Colman
Ralph S. Lewis - CT Geological and Natural History Survey
Objectives: (1) Define geology and shallow structure of western Long Island Sound; (2) determine geologic framework and Quaternary development of study area; (3) identify and map potential geologic hazards; and (4) simultaneously use and compare two types of hydrophone/amplifier/graphic recorder systems to determine which system is most suitable for this type of survey.
Type of Activity:
Information to be derived: Morphology;
Summary: Calm seas and few emergency course alterations allowed for consistent, well documented high-res seismic reflection data. In addition, the excellent resolution and penetration of the Innerspace hydrophone system, except in areas where gas deposits obscured the acoustic signal, produced clear, well-defined records from which the geology of western Long Island Sound can be ascertained. Original cruise plans called for the implementation of EDO Western sidescan sonar system to obtain sea-floor imagery. Unfortunately, the system malfunctioned the first sea day and was discontinued. Uniboom: 634 km.
Contact: Steve Colman (email@example.com)
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