Area of Operations: western and central Long Island Sound, Old Lyme to Milford, offshore Housatonic River mouth, offshore Norwalk River mouth, offshore Connecticut River mouth, Connecticut, United States, North America, North Atlantic
Dates: November 05, 1993 to November 21, 1993
Chief scientist: Larry Poppe
Ralph Lewis - CGS; Roman Zajac - U. New Haven
Objectives: Sidescan survey to determine textural distribution of surficial sediments and relate to active sedimentary processes; evaluate habitats and relate to benthic community structure. Cruise replaced cancelled ASTERIAS cruise originally scheduled for September 1993.
Type of Activity: Sea floor mapping;Sea floor mapping
Information to be derived: Habitat maps; Sea floor map;
Summary: Milford (Housatonic) and Norwalk sidescan surveys were completed. Hammonasset was postponed due to stiff, sustained southwest wind and shallow bathymetry introducing unacceptable levels of surface noise. Sidescan sonar: 450 km.
Contact: Larry Poppe (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Dave Twichell (email@example.com)
InfoBank: uses the identifier D-1-93-LI. Visit this site for more information.
Related Links: http://coastalmap.marine.usgs.gov