SpringerBriefs in Oceanography

Acoustic Investigation of Complex Seabeds

Authors: Guigné, Jacques Yves, Blondel, Philippe

  • 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
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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.

Table of contents (5 chapters)

  • Acoustic Coring—The Rationale

    Guigné, Jacques Yves (et al.)

    Pages 1-18

  • Imaging of the Near-Surface

    Guigné, Jacques Yves (et al.)

    Pages 19-32

  • Imaging into the Seabed

    Guigné, Jacques Yves (et al.)

    Pages 33-63

  • Acoustic Seabed Interrogation

    Guigné, Jacques Yves (et al.)

    Pages 65-92

  • The Future of Acoustic Seabed Interrogation

    Guigné, Jacques Yves (et al.)

    Pages 93-106

Buy this book

eBook $39.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-02579-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $54.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-02578-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Acoustic Investigation of Complex Seabeds
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Oceanography
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-02579-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-02579-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-02578-0
Series ISSN
2196-1212
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 108
Number of Illustrations and Tables
12 b/w illustrations, 72 illustrations in colour
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