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Pacific Coastal & Marine Science Center


Mapping Systems

Surficial and Sub-bottom Systems:
Seismic Reflection Systems

A diverse array of seismic-reflection systems enables flexibility to address a wide-range of scientific objectives.

High Resolution,
Shallow Penetration

Edgetech chirp
Edgetech (chirp)
0.5 - 12 kHz
High-resolution Chirp
Example of a high-resolution chirp image
Edgetech chirp
Edgetech (chirp)
4 - 24 kHz
50 Hz - 4 kHz
Huntec Boomer Sled
300 Hz - 3 kHz

Lower Resolution,
Deep Penetration

water gun
Water Gun
20 - 1500 Hz

Example of a multichannel seismic image


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