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Summary Information for Field Activity 2008-039-FA

Area of Operations: Long Island Sound, New York, Connecticut, United States, North America, North Atlantic

Dates: September 15, 2008 to September 25, 2008

Chief scientist: Larry Poppe

   Office of Coast Survey, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Objectives: The ship will be acquiring multibeam bathymetry and backscatter datasets to update nautical charts. USGS participation facilitates eventual acquisition of these datasets for geological sea floor mapping applications.

Type of Activity: Sea floor mapping;Sea floor mapping

Information to be derived: Sea floor maps

Summary: One bathymetric survey was completed; two other surveys were partially completed. Although no USGS data were generated during this cruise, grids and imagery will eventually be obtained when data processing is complete.

Contact: Larry Poppe (
Nancy Soderberg (

InfoBank: uses the identifier J-39-08-LI. Visit this site for more information.

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Publications resulting from these data

Poppe, L.J., McMullen, K.Y., Ackerman, S.D., Blackwood, D.S., Irwin, B.J., Schaer, J.D., Lewit, P.G., and Doran, E.F.,2010, Sea-floor geology and character offshore of Rocky Point, New York: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2010-1007. (Also available at

Poppe, L.J., Danforth, W.W., McMullen, K.Y., Parker, C.E., and Doran, E.F.,2011, Combined Multibeam and LIDAR Bathymetry Data from Eastern Long Island Sound and Westernmost Block Island Sound A Regional Perspective: U. S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2011-1003. (Also available at

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