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 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Nancy Soderberg (email@example.com)
InfoBank: uses the identifier J-39-08-LI. Visit this site for more information.
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 http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2010/1007/)
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 http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2011/1003/)
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