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Summary Information for Field Activity 2012-024-FA

Area of Operations: Connecticut River, Old Saybrook, Essex, Connecticut, United States, North America

Dates: September 15, 2012 to September 23, 2012

Chief scientist: Dave Foster

   Chris Sherwood

Objectives: Map the CT River from the river mouth north towards Essex, CT; geophysical mapping will be followed by sampling

Type of Activity: Sampling;Sea floor mapping;Connecticut River, Long Island Sound, Connecticut, United States, North America, North Atlantic

Information to be derived: Grain size analysis;Sea floor map;Bathymetric maps;

Summary: About 227 line-km of digital Chirp sub bottom and 234 kHz interferometric sonar data were collected. 100 percent bathymetric coverage was achieved and sonar backscatter were processed and mosaicked in the field. Eighty seven sample stations were occupied, 73 grab samples were collected, 66 stations included video and photographs of the bottom.

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