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Earth Sciences & Geography - Oceanography | Acoustic Investigation of Complex Seabeds

Acoustic Investigation of Complex Seabeds

Guigne, Jacques Yves, Philippe, Blondel

2015, 120 p. 25 illus.

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  • About this book

  • This book will be a "how-to" guide to offshore industries (oil and gas, renewables, harbour building) looking at techniques to make their offshore installations safe and efficient
  • By drawing on innovative acoustic approaches, this book will also be useful as a reference textbook highlighting the design, refinement and commercial adoption of a new approach to acoustic interrogation of the seabed and sub-seabed, bridging the gap between research and application
  • This Springer Brief combines the novelty of the technique with the accessibility of its presentation, reaching out to a wide audience

Offshore drilling and constructions require exact knowledge of the geophysical properties of the seabed and sub-seabed, as unexpected objects can slow down or halt projects. This book presents the state-of-the-art in acoustic exploration of the seabed and sub-seabed, from initial designs in the 1980s to commercial contracting and operation of the Acoustic Corer™ in the last decade. The Acoustic Corer™ is a high-definition commercial acoustic sub-bottom imaging system, producing an “acoustic core” within which sub-seabed sedimentary characteristics and discrete buried objects larger than 0.5 m can be identified and mapped. It makes use of the innovative JYG-cross design, inspired by seismic reflection and uses Synthetic Aperture Sonar (SAS) multi-angle scattering in and within the seabed to deliver unprecedented imagery. This book was written by the inventor of these concepts, a known specialist in seabed acoustics, with help from an experienced academic and author. It is intended first and foremost as a “how-to” guide for offshore industries looking at techniques to make the installation of different types of structures safe and efficient.

Content Level » Professional/practitioner

Keywords » Acoustic Corer - Acoustic Imaging - Coring - Geophysics - Offshore Industry - Sub-seabed

Related subjects » Civil Engineering - Geophysics & Geodesy - Oceanography

Table of contents 

Introduction.- The Need Fof Seabed And Sub-Seabed Data.- Imaging Of The Near-Surface.- Imaging Into The Sub-Seabed.- Acostic Seabed Interrogation.- Volumetric Sub-Bottom Imaging.-The Future Of Acoustic Seabed Interrogation.

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