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Geo-Seas Seismic Methods

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URI http://vocab.nerc.ac.uk/collection/GS8/current/
DescriptionConcepts that describe techniques used in fieldwork in the geophysical discipline of seismics
CreatorGeo-Seas
Modified2011-01-29
Version Info1
Identifier GS8
Register Manager British Oceanographic Data Centre
Register Owner Geo-Seas
Members
Identifier PrefLabel Definition Date
ACSR Active seismic refraction The elucidation of geological structure by quantifying the refration of waves from from artificial sources (such as explosions) far away from the measurement site by sub-surface layers. 2011-01-28
PASR Passive seismic refraction The elucidation of geological structure by quantifying the refration of waves from naturally occurring low frequency earth movements (e.g. earthquakes) by sub-surface layers . 2011-01-28
SRFL Seismic reflection The elucidation of geological structure by quantifying the proportion of waves from a high energy source reflected by sub-surface layers. 2011-01-28
SRFR Seismic refraction The elucidation of geological structure by quantifying the refration of waves from a high energy source by sub-surface layers. 2011-01-28
SSCN Side-scan sonar A technique for mapping the morphology of the seafloor using a sonar swath projected sideways from a towed underwater vehicle. 2011-01-28