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Seafloor analysis based on multibeam bathymetry and backscatter data =

Andreas Beyer

Seafloor analysis based on multibeam bathymetry and backscatter data =

Meeresbodenanalyse auf der Basis von Bathymetrie und akustischer Rückstreuung

by Andreas Beyer

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Published by Alfred-Wegener-Institut für Polar- und Meeresforschung in Bremerhaven .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Submarine topography -- Methodology,
  • Submarine topography -- North Atlantic Ocean

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesMeeresbodenanalyse auf der Basis von Bathymetrie und akustischer Rückstreuung
    StatementAndreas Beyer.
    SeriesBerichte zur Polar- und Meeresforschung -- 540
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsGC83 .B49 2006
    The Physical Object
    Paginationviii, 100 p. :
    Number of Pages100
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16332634M
    LC Control Number2007403021

    Geological Interpretation of Bathymetric and Backscatter Imagery of the Sea Floor Off Eastern Cape Cod, Massachusetts - This CZM/USGS report published in includes imagery, interpretive data layers, and data derived from multibeam echo-sounder data collected off Eastern Cape Cod, Massachusetts, and from the stations occupied to verify these. Substrate, Hard bottom vs. Soft bottom: This is a preliminary product. Cell values reflect whether the seafloor is hard bottom or soft bottom based on an unsupervised classification run using ArcGIS software with the Spatial Analyst extension. The classifications are based on backscatter, bathymetry, acoustic derivatives and optical data.


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Seafloor analysis based on multibeam bathymetry and backscatter data = by Andreas Beyer Download PDF EPUB FB2

Combining bathymetry and backscatter data collected by multibeam echo sounders allows scientists to create very detailed 3D maps of the sea floor and the habitats present there.

The information is used for multiple purposes, including marine ecosystem protection, coastal hazard preparedness, and navigation safety. Multibeam bathymetry and backscatter surveys provide a comprehensive view of the seafloor in a cost-effective and efficient way, and complement the traditional tools such as seismic, gravity and magnetics.

In multibeam backscatter surveys, an array of transmitters is mounted. bathymetry and backscatter data and application of those methods to the pro blem o f seafloor segmentation and classification is given in Chapter 1.

The mater ial presented in this sect ion is. However, backscatter data from multibeam echosounder~ can have advantages over conventional side scan data thal arise from the careful way in which transmit/receive beam~ are traced to a precise location on the seafloor.

First, with multibeam echosounders, bathymetry and backscatter data. The sediment backscatter strength measured by multibeam echosounders is a key feature for seafloor mapping either qualitative (image mosaics) or quantitative (extraction of classifying features).

An important phenomenon, often underestimated, is the dependence of the backscatter level on the azimuth angle imposed by the survey line directions: strong level differences at varying azimuth Cited by: Multibeam bathymetry and backscatter surveys provide a comprehensive view of the seafloor in a cost-effective and efficient way, and complement the traditional tools such as seismic, gravity and magnetics.

An automated signal-based method was developed in order to analyse the seafloor backscatter data logged by calibrated multibeam echosounder.

The processing consists first in the clustering of each survey sub-area into a small number of homogeneous sediment types, based on the backscatter average level at one or several incidence angles. Second, it uses their local average. Acoustic data processing Backscatter data can be divided into two formats which are; (1) signal based data or backscatter intensity as a function of incidence angle, and (2) image-based data (i.e.

backscatter mosaic). As a result, different classification methods have. Gulf of Mexico Expedition How to Use Multibeam Sonar Data Grades (Physical Science/Earth Science) Key Words NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer Multibeam sonar Bathymetric survey Background Information Explanations and procedures in this lesson are written at a level appropriate to professional educators.

Multibeam echo sounders can be used as a remote sensing tool to investigate the seafloor. Angular backscatter data is used to gain information from the acoustic pulses in addition to the depth measurements and provide a tool to investigate the seafloor cover.

This data is called multibeam backscatter and comes from the received signals of the multibeam sonar in an unconventional way. Foremost, the multibeam sonar uses the time it takes for acoustic signals to travel from the ship to the seafloor and back to calculate the depth. Multibeam bathymetry, backscatter, and optical data collected by the NOAA Coral Reef Ecosystem Division (CRED) were used to create maps of seafloor habitats on the bank top at French Frigate Shoals (FFS) in water depths ranging from backscatter and optical data.

An empirical technique has been developed that is used to predict seafloor facies from multibeam bathymetry and acoustic backscatter data collected in central Santa Monica Bay, California.

A supervised classification used backscatter and sediment data to classify the area into zones of rock, gravelly-muddy sand, muddy sand, and mud. AbstractSeafloor mapping is a fast developing multidisciplinary branch of oceanology that combines geophysics, geostatistics, sedimentology and ecology.

One of its objectives is to isolate distinct seabed features in a repeatable, fast and objective way, taking into consideration multibeam echosounder (MBES) bathymetry and backscatter data. A large-scale acoustic survey was conducted by the. Habitat mapping examples are shown using multibeam backscatter and sidescan sonar, where the processing has been optimised for backscatter imagery.

A key question is how much of high resolution bathymetry data is essential for habitat mapping, and whether backscatter imagery can provide more of the information required at a higher resolution. Multibeam backscatter is the reflectivity measurement, where as the sidescan sonar imagery is the actual intensity of the return signal.

The Sidescan sonar towing configuration provides greater maneuverability, as the depth of the tow-fish above the seafloor. on analysis of bathymetry and/or backscatter data. As part of the Coastal Water Habitat Mapping (CWHM) seafloor based on these patterns and ground truth data [2, 3].

Automation of this procedure could provide more Multibeam bathymetric and backscatter data was collected in Sydney harbour between 30 July – 4 August. Although multibeam echosounder have emerged as the tool of choice for seafloor habitat modeling, because of their ability to collect both bathymetry and backscatter information.

high-resolution bathymetry map and a backscatter image of the surveyed area. Most of the seafloor classification techniques developed for MBES is based on analysis of bathymetry or backscatter data.

While the production of bathymetry maps from MBES is well developed, analysis of MBES backscatter has not yet reached full potential. multibeam echo sounder (MBES) data products include bathymetry (seafloor depth) as well as backscatter intensity, which can provide a metric for seafloor “hardness” and will indicate the substrate type (Figure a-d).

MBES have become one of the standard tools. Analysis of data from Multibeam and Sidescan Sonars Due to the ocean floor's inaccessibility, acoustic remote-sensing with sonars, towed from research ships or installed in their hulls, presents the only feasible way of studying ocean floor processes quantitatively and over reasonably large areas.

Seafloor Substrate Characterization from Shallow Reefs to the Abyss: Spatially-continuous seafloor mapping using multispectral satellite imagery, and multibeam bathymetry and backscatter data within the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument and the Main Hawaiian Islands. Page 1. • Sonar data were collected using a Kongsberg EMc multibeam echosounder, loaned to the BEAMS Program by Kongsberg.

• Bathymetric data and backscatter mosaics were post-processed using CARIS HIPS & SIPS and in CARIS Base Editor • Calculations of bathymetric and backscatter statistics were created and analyzed using ArcGIS MAP.

The current study seeks to better explain the processes of differential sedimentation across the eastern Mediterranean basin and margin by quantitative analyses of multibeam and backscatter data and quantifying the frequency and trend of seafloor geomorphic features.

Several theoretical models of seafloor backscatter statistics developed over recent years show a reasonable agreement with experimental measurements made with sonar systems. However, methods of data collection and processing used in modern multibeam systems are often not taken into consideration when analyzing statistical characteristics of observed backscatter data.

Processing the data: Obtention of bathymetric charts and backscatter mosaics A multibeam mapping system acquires a large amount of raw data containing the bathymetric and sonar imagery data.

Once processed, bathymetric data is normally represented as an iso-depth (isobaths) map. Imagery data is represented as a mosaic. It is also. Bathymetry map and derivatives.

Depth soundings were cleaned using the Fugro Starfix suite, reduced to the lowest astronomical tide datum using tidal observations, and gridded to produce a bathymetric grid at m resolution (Figure 1).Six derivative layers were produced from the high-resolution bathymetry grid using various GIS software (Table 1); aspect, rugosity, maximum curvature.

Hard Soft Substrate: Pacific (backscatter h/s) Data Set Published / External Geomorphology Project Completed Substrate, Hard bottom vs. Soft bottom: This is a preliminary product. Cell values reflect whether the seafloor is hard bottom or soft bottom based on an unsupervised classification run using ArcGIS software with the Spatial Analyst extension.

backscatter provided by the multibeam sonar and then corrects the backscatter for seafloor slope, beam pattern, time varying and angle varying gains, and area of insoni-fication. Subsequently a series of parameters are calculated from the stacking of consecutive time series over a spatial scale that approximates half of the swath width.

Based on. In turn, Kongsberg was able to leverage the findings and recommendations of the group to develop necessary algorithms and procedures to produce calibrated backscatter data with GeoSwath Plus multibeam echo sounders. The system co-registers bathymetry and geo-referenced backscatter data in shallow water environments over a wide swath.

Multibeam Sonar Theory Mutibeam sonars, like side-scan sonars, use swath technology. However, unlike side-scan sonars, multibeam sonars produce better depth (bathymetry) data than backscatter data.

Although backscatter is also recorded, the imagery acquired is. A disposal site near Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada, has been surveyed at six-month intervals for the past three years with Simrad EM multibeam bathymetry systems. Analysis of the bathymetry data from surveys in the autumn show accumulation of sediments over the site due to disposal activities in the summer and autumn; surveys in the spring show that the sediment has undergone transport.

Habitat mapping data are increasingly being recognised for their importance in underpinning marine spatial planning. The ability to collect ultra-high resolution (cm) multibeam echosounder (MBES) data in shallow waters has facilitated understanding of the fine-scale distribution of benthic habitats in these areas that are often prone to human disturbance.

The value of MBES backscatter and bathymetry data when producing benthic habitat maps is now widely acknowledged, and recent studies have begun to use automated segmentation routines. Novel methodologies have been developed which utilize classified backscatter data along with the multibeam bathymetric data and bathymetry derived data layers.

Beyer, A. (): Seafloor analysis based on multibeam bathymetry and backscatter data = Meeresbodenanalyse auf der Basis von Bathymetrie und akustischer Rückstreuung, Berichte zur Polar- und Meeresforschung (Reports on Polar and Marine Research), Bremerhaven, Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research,p.

The Sea Floor Mapping Group (SFMG) is a core capability at the Woods Hole Coastal & Marine Science Center (WHCMSC) that provides support for coastal, lacustrine and marine geologic research.

The staff has a wide-range of expertise and is responsible for geophysical and sampling data acquisition, processing, interpretation and publication, logistics, design, and research and development. A lower resolution version of the bathymetry synthesis was also made.

This version which has a resolution of 1km x 1km is meant for modeling and location maps. The grid is formed by combining the multibeam synthesis along with USGS DEMs and the Smith and Sandwell Measured and Estimated Seafloor Topography.

In the last three decades, Multibeam echo sounders (MBES) have become the tool of choice to study the seafloor. MBES collects two distinct types of data: bathymetry that provides topographic details of the seafloor and backscatter that has the potential to characterize the seafloor.

While the uncertainty associated with MBE bathymetry has been well studied, the uncertainty in MBES backscatter. Finally, it really helps to have a good understanding of the software being used to acquire the data, as well as how to creatively use software for data analysis.

In Figure 3, we were able to dismiss many of the dark patches to the left of the target as being nadir artifacts typical of multibeam backscatter data acquired with the Seafloor.

Publications Dartnell, P., Warrick, J.A., and Wegmann, K.W.,Multibeam bathymetry and acoustic backscatter data collected in for Lake Crescent.

data holdings for the Southern East China Sea Exercise Area during the reporting period, primarily with the inclusion of a publicly available low-resolution surface grid for bathymetry, and several Limited Distribution high-resolution (multibeam raw data) datasets containing both bathymetry and acoustic backscatter data.approach for the analysis of acoustic backscatter from multibeam sonar data.

The analysis starts with the beam-by-beam time-series of acoustic backscatter provided by the multibeam sonar and then corrects the backscatter for seafloor slope (i.e. true incidence angle), time varying and angle varying gains, and area of insonification.Integrate bathymetry with sidescan, sub-bottom, and magnetometer data sets for complete geophysical analysis.

Leverage AUV survey data including post-process navigation and attitude injection information. Visualize and polish data with semi-automatic and manual tools in the 3D Area Editor. Utilize efficient bathymetric editing tools.