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Summary Information for Field Activity 1996-016-FA

Area of Operations: central Long Island Sound, Roanoke Point, New York, Falkner Island, Long Sand Shoal, Connecticut, United States, North America, North Atlantic

Dates: June 11, 1996 to June 17, 1996

Chief scientist: Larry Poppe

Objectives: To conduct a 100-kHz sidescan sonar survey of Roanoke Point, New York, and Falkner Island and Long Sand Shoal, Connecticut, to determine textural distributions of surficial sediments, to relate distribution to active sedimentary processes and to delineate habitats and relate them to benthic communities; and to provide reconnaissance sidescan sonar data in areas not previously covered.

Type of Activity: Seismic profiling; Sea floor mapping;Sea floor mapping

Information to be derived: Habitat maps; Sea floor map;

Summary: Sidescan Sonar: 299 km, 60 lines; Chirp sub-bottom echo sounder: 299 km, 60 lines.

Contact: Larry Poppe (

InfoBank: uses the identifier A-16-96-LI. Visit this site for more information.

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Publications resulting from these data

Poppe, Lawrence J., and Polloni, Chris, eds.,1998, Long Island Sound environmental studies: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 98-502, CD-ROM. (Also available at

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