In recent years there have been advances in acoustic remote sensing and its applications. This handbook provides a single source of reference, covering all stages from data acquisition to interpretation and decision-making. The different types of sonar systems are reviewed and the various stages of data processing. The book focuses upon the distinct types of geological environments present in the deep ocean within the vicinity of mid-ocean ridges and geological plate boundaries - volcanic structures, tectonic structures and sedimentary processes - each illustrated with representative sea floor images, detailed reasoning and interpretations. The book also discusses sonar imagery interpretation, particularly the recognition of image anomalies and their correction.

Original languageEnglish
PublisherWiley/Praxis Series
Number of pages336
ISBN (Print)0471962171
Publication statusPublished - 30 May 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Earth and Planetary Sciences
  • General Environmental Science


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