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PubTalk 6/2012 — Scanning the Seafloor with Sound

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--modern sonar reveals hidden hazards and resources

by David Finlayson, Marine Geologist 


  • The USGS seafloor mapping program supports scientific studies across most marine disciplines, including geologic mapping, mineral exploration and environmental characterization.
  • See dramatic, colorful imagery of underwater features presented using modern 3-D processing software
  • Learn how state-of-the-art sonar systems are being used by marine geologists and oceanographers to interpret and study the seafloor in unprecidented detail




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