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Summary for Field Activity Number 1996-016-FA

Alternate Leg ID: AST 96-1

Area of Operations: central Long Island Sound, Roanoke Point, New York, Falkner Island, Long Sand Shoal, Connecticut, United States, North America, North Atlantic

Dates: June 11, 1996 to June 17, 1996

Objectives: To conduct a 100-kHz sidescan sonar survey of Roanoke Point, New York, and Falkner Island and Long Sand Shoal, Connecticut, to determine textural distributions of surficial sediments, to relate distribution to active sedimentary processes and to delineate habitats and relate them to benthic communities; and to provide reconnaissance sidescan sonar data in areas not previously covered.

Type of Activity: Seismic profiling
Sea floor mapping

Information to be derived: Habitat maps
Sea Floor Map

Summary: Sidescan Sonar: 299 km, 60 lines; Chirp sub-bottom echo sounder: 299 km, 60 lines.

USGS Project Number: 7241-32021

Contact: Larry Poppe (

InfoBank: uses the identifier A-16-96-LI. Visit this site for more information.

Map for Area of Operations :

Map of field activity boundary.

Platform Info:
photo of ASTERIAS

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