Alternate Leg ID: AST 81-2
Area of Operations: Block Island Sound, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Long Island Sound, United States, North America, North Atlantic
Dates: September 10, 1981 to September 18, 1981
Objectives: Define the geology and shallow structure of Block Island Sound and eastern Long Island Sound; determine the geologic framework and Quaternary development of Block Island Sound; identify and map potential geologic hazards; and complement a similar study in Rhode Island Sound.
Type of Activity: Seismic profiling
Sea floor mapping
Information to be derived: Sea floor map
Summary: High-resolution seismic reflection profiling: 702 km; Sidescan sonar recording: 402 km.
USGS Project Number: 9540-00479
Contact: Sally Needell ()