Accession Number:

AD0763811

Title:

Geophysics Applied to Geotechnical Problems in a Marine Environment: A Case Study - Monterey Bay

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept. 20 Jan-1972 20 Mar 1973

Corporate Author:

NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION TIBURON CA MARINE MINERALS TECHNOLOGY CENTER

Report Date:

1973-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

281.0

Abstract:

Geophysical systems consisting of electrical and acoustical tools were developed and special mapping techniques applied to obtain geotechnical data in Monterey Bay, California. The objective of the field exercise was to try and relate geophysical measurements to the mass physical properties and engineering properties of sea-floor sediments. Measurements consisted of 1 mapping the Rayleigh Reflection Coefficient continuously by a ship underway, 2 measuring in situ, the propagation velocities of compressional and transverse shear waves, and 3 taking both underway and in situ measurements of sediment conductivity.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE