Deployment of the chirp seismic instrument from the beach

A seismic instrument on pontoon floats is deployed from the beach to the water.

Detailed Description

Most underwater seismic data is collected from large research vessels; however, the shoreface environment is shallower than areas in which most seismic surveys occur. To get the information we need to assess changes in shoreface geology, we mount our seismic instruments on pontoon floats and deploy the instrument from the beach. Once deployed, the seismic instrument is towed behind a research vessel.


Image Dimensions: 2880 x 1800

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Location Taken: US


Animation credit: Emily Wei, Cherokee Nation Technologies, contracted to the USGS