Geo-Marine Letters

, Volume 2, Issue 3, pp 219-222

First online:

Seabed geotechnical parameters from electrical conductivity measurements

  • Matthew H. HulbertAffiliated withInternational Minerals and Chemical Corporation
  • , Richard H. BennettAffiliated withNaval Ocean Research and Development Activity NSTL
  • , Douglas N. LambertAffiliated withNaval Ocean Research and Development Activity NSTL

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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.