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Swell Effect Correction of Sub-bottom Profiler Data with Weak Sea Bottom Signal
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  • Journal title : Geophysics and Geophysical Exploration
  • Volume 18, Issue 4,  2015, pp.181-196
  • Publisher : Korean Society of Earth and Exploration Geophysicists
  • DOI : 10.7582/GGE.2015.18.4.181
 Title & Authors
Swell Effect Correction of Sub-bottom Profiler Data with Weak Sea Bottom Signal
Lee, Ho-Young; Koo, Nam-Hyung; Kim, Wonsik; Kim, Byoung-Yeop; Cheong, Snons; Kim, Young-Jun; Son, Woohyun;
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A 3.5 kHz or chirp sub-bottom profiling survey is widely used in the marine geological and engineering purpose exploration. However, swells in the sea degrade the quality of the survey data. The horizontal continuity of profiler data can be enhanced and the quality can be improved by correcting the influence of the swell. Accurate detection of sea bottom location is important in correcting the swell effect. In this study, we tried to pick sea bottom locations by finding the position of crossing a threshold of the maximum value for the raw data and transformed data of envelope or energy ratio. However, in case of the low-quality data where the sea bottom signals are not clear due to sea wave noise, automatic sea bottom detection at the individual traces was not successful. We corrected the mispicks for the low quality data and obtained satisfactory results by picking a sea bottom within a range considering the previous average of sea bottom, and excluding unreliable big-difference picks. In case of trace by trace picking, fewest mispicks were found when using energy ratio data. In case of picking considering the previous average, the correction result was relatively satisfactory when using raw data.
sub-bottom profiling;sea bottom detection;correction of swell effect;energy ratio data;
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