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Summary for Field Activity Number 1988-022-FA

Alternate Leg ID: AT-88-1

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

Dates: September 15, 1988 to September 21, 1988

Objectives: Collect vibracores in Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts and New Hampshire waters as part of a cooperative offshore, non-energy resource assessment with the U.S. Minerals Management Service (Continental Margins Program).

Type of Activity: Sampling

Information to be derived: Non-energy resource assessment

Summary: Eight Long Island Sound sites were targeted during the CT leg. These were cored between 9/15 and 9/21, and the ship then went on to complete the RI, MA and NH legs. Coring targets were selected using seismic data from previous Long Island Sound cruises (AST 85-8, UCONN-84-1, AST 83-2, SO 87-1), and the target locations were confirmed during the cruise using a Uniboom seismic system. The confirming paper seismic records for each core location are archived at the Long Island Sound Resource Center, UCONN-Avery Point. The cores were split, photographed, described and archived at the WHOI core lab in Woods Hole, MA. Dr. Paul Gayes performed more extensive examinations of cores AT 88-2 and AT 88-5. Some of his results are archived at the Long Island Sound Resource Center along with a notebook containing prints and original negatives of the cores, sampling reports and all available paper records of the coring operation, results and related work.

USGS Project Number: CT DEP

Contact: Sally Needell ()

InfoBank: uses the identifier T-22-88-LI. Visit this site for more information.

Map for Area of Operations :

Map of field activity boundary.

Platform Info:
photo of ATLANTIC TWIN
ATLANTIC TWIN

The following materials for this field activity are available in the Information Archives:

Data and publications on CD-ROM/DVD-ROM:

Inventory ## per setData TypeContentsAuthorYearReport #FormatTitleRemarks
127101/01PublicationCORE,AIRGUN LONG ISLAND SOUNDPOPPE LJ, PASKEVICH VF, LEWIS RS, DIGIACOMO-COHEN20020912OF02-0002GEOLOGIC FRAMEWORK DATA LONG ISLAND SOUND 1981-1990 DIGITAL DATA RELEASEASTR82-3,83-2,85-8,90-1;UCON84-1;ATTW84-1;88-1,CER
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