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Geophysical Characterization of the Water Column and Seafloor on the Alabama Continental Shelf

Implementing Organization

University of Alabama

Overview

DWH Project Funding

$34,150

Known Leveraged Funding

$0

Funding Organization

Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI)

Funding Program

Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) Grant Program

Details

Project Category

Science

Project Actions

Physical Aspects Research

Targeted Resources

Human and/or Institutional Capacity

Project Description

Geophysical methods are key in the characterization of physical systems. This project applies two key geophysical methods to the Alabama continental shelf: 1. Seismic reflection to characterize the water column 2. Sidescan to characterize the seafloor of the Alabama continental shelf Seismic reflection, though typically used to image below the seafloor, can also be applied to the water column. Salinity boundaries within the water column create acoustic impendence boundaries, which will reflect energy in the same way that contrasting rock layers do.

Contact

Andrew Goodliffe
205-348-7167
amg@ua.edu
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Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

None

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