MISSION REPORT PARIZEAU 96-003, EMERALD BANK, SCOTIAN SHELF 16-18 APRIL 1996

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Authors
  1. Parrott, D.R.
Corporate Authors
Defence Research Establishment Atlantic, Dartmouth NS (CAN);Geological Survey of Canada (Atlantic), Dartmouth NS (CAN)
Abstract
Mission Parizeau 96-003 was organized as a joint research project between the Ocean Mapping Group, Geological Survey of Canada (Atlantic) (GSC-A), Natural Resources Canada and the Defence Research Establishment Atlantic, on an area of Emerald Bank on the Scotian Shelf. The primary objectives of the survey were to study the acoustic backscatter characteristics and locate an area free of large (greater than 1 metre) boulders. An area of about 4 km by 4 km was surveyed, during 16-18 April, 1996, to provide overlapping sidescan sonar, and closely spaced seismic reflection data. The survey failed to define a zone on the seafloor that could be guaranteed to be free of large boulders. However, the survey does provide useful ground-truth information for future underwater acoustic sea trials. This report contians the results of this survey.
Keywords
Boulders;Seafloor;Bottom mapping
Report Number
DREA-CR-98-440 — Contractor Report
Date of publication
01 Oct 1998
Number of Pages
29
DSTKIM No
99-00111
CANDIS No
509919
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Document Image stored on Optical Disk

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