Geo-Marine Letters

, Volume 2, Issue 3, pp 219–222

Seabed geotechnical parameters from electrical conductivity measurements


  • Matthew H. Hulbert
    • International Minerals and Chemical Corporation
  • Richard H. Bennett
    • Naval Ocean Research and Development Activity NSTL
  • Douglas N. Lambert
    • Naval Ocean Research and Development Activity NSTL

DOI: 10.1007/BF02462767

Cite this article as:
Hulbert, M.H., Bennett, R.H. & Lambert, D.N. Geo-Marine Letters (1982) 2: 219. doi:10.1007/BF02462767


Electrical conductivity measurements provide useful geotechnical information, particularly porosity data, and are well suited for use in conjunction with acoustic profiling techniques. A proposed conductivity measurement system for surveying the seabed is characterized by a towed inductive multifrequency probe operating underwater. It is integrated with a shipboard data acquisition and processing system.

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© A. M. Dowden, Inc. 1982