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Simplified method of deep-tow seismic profiling

January 1, 1981

To improve resolution of seismic-reflection profiles in continental slope water depths of 900 to 1500 m, a single hydrophone was towed about 150 m off the bottom to receive reflected signals from a surface-towed sparker sound source. That deep-towed hydrophone data show that valleys which appear V-shaped in records from a surface-towed hydrophone are flat-bottomed, and that subbottom reflections from an erosional unconformity can be much better resolved. The data produced by this technique are very hepful when used in conjunction with records from conventional surface-towed seismic-profiling equipment.

Publication Year 1981
Title Simplified method of deep-tow seismic profiling
DOI 10.1007/BF02463304
Authors James M. Robb, Richard E. Sylwester, Ronald Penton
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Geo-Marine Letters
Index ID 70011959
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center