Geo-Marine Letters

, Volume 1, Issue 3–4, pp 261–266 | Cite as

High-resolution deep-tow survey imagery, Gulf of Mexico

  • David B. Prior
  • James M. Coleman


Data are presented from a commercially available deep-tow 100-kHz side-scan sonar and 3.5-kHz subbottom profiler acquisition system. The towfish is a positively buoyant vehicle referenced to the seafloor with an anchor chain deadweight. This enables the acoustic sources and receivers to be towed at a constant altitude of 30 to 35 m above the seafloor. The records illustrate a capability for imaging deep-water seafloor morphology and near-surface sediments to water depths of 2200 m in the Gulf of Mexico.


Continental Slope Salt Diapir Offshore Technology Constant Altitude Subbottom Profile 
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© A.M. Dowden, Inc 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • David B. Prior
    • 1
  • James M. Coleman
    • 1
  1. 1.Coastal Studies InstituteLouisiana State UniversityBaton Rouge

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