ME70 Seafloor Characterization and 4D Water Column Visualization
The Simrad ME70 multibeam echo sounder has the potential to conduct simultaneous seafloor and mid-water analysis. This talk will examine one approach to seafloor mapping and bottom characterization using a standard water column mode, which utilizes split-beam processing to realize several independent bottom detections per beam. The limitations of this approach - including the maximum grazing angle for which split-beam processing is useful - will be discussed. Examples of water column data visualizations, and raw data extraction, using a new software tool developed by IVS-3D, will also be presented.
Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping
Journal or Conference Title
ICES Working Group on Fisheries Acoustics, Science and Technology
May 19 - May 22
International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES)
Weber, Thomas C.; Clark, Tyler J.; and Doucet, Maurice, "ME70 Seafloor Characterization and 4D Water Column Visualization" (2009). ICES Working Group on Fisheries Acoustics, Science and Technology. 500.