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Summary Information for Field Activity 1984-016-FA

Area of Operations: Long Island Sound
Block Island Sound
Narragansett Bay
Rhode Island Sound
New Hampshire coast

Dates: September 26, 1984 to October 19, 1984

Chief scientist: Gerald Edwards

   Ralph S. Lewis - Connecticut Geological and Natural History Survey

Objectives: Obtain vibracores at selected targets (46) in the coastal waters of Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire.

Type of Activity: Sampling; Seismic profiling;

Information to be derived: Samples and chemical analysis; Seismic reflection;

Summary: Although weather and equipment problems caused some delays, the scientific objectives of each participant were met. Cores: 44.

Contact: Gerald Edwards ()

InfoBank: uses the identifier T-1-84-EC. Visit this site for more information.

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Publications resulting from these data

Oldale, Robert N., and Edwards, Gerald B.,1990, Cores from marine geologic features in the western Gulf of Maine: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-2147, 2 sheets. (Available as a PDF version)

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

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