Circular Structures Observed in the Deep Sea by the Swathmap Long-Range Sidescan Sonar

  • James E. Andrews
  • Peter Humphrey
Part of the NATO Conference Series book series (NATOCS, volume 5)


The marine geologist/geophysicist’s principal tools for studying the seafloor are acoustic. The first major increase in understanding the seafloor following the original Challeger Expedition came in the 1950’s with the routine application of precision echo sounding techniques from research vessels.


Seafloor Spreading Circular Structure Sidescan Sonar Sonar Application Ring Dike 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • James E. Andrews
    • 1
  • Peter Humphrey
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of OceanographyUniversity of Hawaii at ManoaHonoluluUSA

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