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A pneumatic seismic energy source for shallow water / marsh areasNormal access

Authors: E. C. Brede, R. C. Johnston, L. B. Sullivan and H. L. Viger
Journal name: Geophysical Prospecting
Issue: Vol 18, No 4, December 1970 pp. 581 - 599
DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2478.1970.tb02131.x
Organisations: Wiley
Language: English
Info: Article, PDF ( 1.67Mb )

Non dynamite seismic energy sources have shown only limited success in difficult shallow-water or marsh prospect areas, and none have applicability to both environments. Recently, a method has been devised to adapt a marine pneumatic source for operation in abrasive surroundings. A system composed of four of these modified sources together with associated emplacement and retrieval mechanisms has been developed and has proven to be a reliable and efficient seismic energy source for both shallow-water and marsh applications.

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