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A coastal deployment of a commercial multiple frequency acoustic backscatter sediment profiler

Smerdon, Andrew M.; Thorne, Peter D.. 2008 A coastal deployment of a commercial multiple frequency acoustic backscatter sediment profiler. In: PECS 2008: Physics of Estuaries and Coastal Seas, Liverpool, UK, 25th - 29th August 2008. Liverpool, 357-360.

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Abstract/Summary

Recently, an Aquatec AQUAscat 1000 multiple frequency acoustic backscatter suspended sediment profiler was deployed from 10 October 2006 to 29 November 2006 and from 4 December 2006 to 18 January 2007, at Sea Palling in Norfolk, on the North Sea coast, as part of the LEACOAST2 EPSRC shore parallel breakwater study. The objective of the study is to evaluate the effects of shore parallel breakwaters in tidal environments on coastal morphology. The instrument deployments are intended to provide validation and calibration data for new numerical process models. Sediment traps and two other acoustic backscatter instruments were also deployed to obtain site samples and comparative data.

Item Type: Publication - Conference Item (Paper)
Programmes: Oceans 2025 > Shelf and coastal processes
Additional Keywords: MULTI-FREQUENCY ACOUSTIC BACKSCATTER, SUSPENDED SEDIMENT PROFILES
NORA Subject Terms: Marine Sciences
Date made live: 17 Mar 2009 13:10
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/6491

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