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Summary Information for Field Activity 2012-002-FA

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

Dates: June 11, 2012 to June 14, 2012

Chief scientist: Kate McMullen
Larry Poppe

Objectives: Ground-truth NOAA hydrographic surveys in Block Island Sound

Type of Activity: Sampling;Photography;Block Island Sound, Rhode Island, United States, North America, North Atlantic

Information to be derived: Grain size analysis;Sea floor map;Bottom photos and video

Summary: Stations were occupied along the shore of Rhode Island to collect sediment samples and bottom photography in order to verify NOAA surveys H12296 and H12023.

Contact: Larry Poppe (

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Publications resulting from these data

McMullen, K.Y., Poppe, L.J., Ackerman, S.D., Blackwood, D.S., Lewit, P.G., and Parker, C.E.,2013, Sea-floor geology in northeastern Block Island Sound, Rhode Island: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2013-1003. (Also available at

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