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dc.contributor.authorStephen, Ralph A.  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorKoelsch, Donald E.  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorBerteaux, Henri O.  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorBocconcelli, Alessandro  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorBolmer, S. Thompson  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorCretin, J.  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorEtourmy, N.  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorFabre, A.  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorGoldsborough, Robert G.  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorGould, Matthew R.  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorKery, Sean M.  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorLaurent, J.  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorOmnes, G.  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorPeal, Kenneth R.  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorSwift, Stephen A.  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorTurpening, R.  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorZani, A. Cleo  Concept link
dc.date.accessioned2016-06-30T19:34:37Z
dc.date.available2016-06-30T19:34:37Z
dc.date.issued1993-01
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1912/8071
dc.description.abstractThe Seafloor Borehole Array Seismic System (SEABASS) has been developed to measure the pressure and three dimensional particle velocity of the VLF sound field (2-50HZ) below the seafloor in the deep ocean (water depths of up to 6km). The system consists off our three-component borehole seismometers (with an optional hydrophone), a borehole digitizing unit, and a seafloor control and recording package. The system can be deployed using a wire line re-entry capability from a conventional research vessel in Deep Sea Drilling Project (DSDP) and Ocean Drilling Project (ODP) boreholes. Data from below the seafloor are acquired either on-board the research vessel via coaxial tether or remotely on the seafloor in a self-contained package. If necessary the data module from the seafloor package can be released independently and recovered on the surface. This paper describes the engineering specifications of SEABASS, the tests that were carried out, and preliminary results from an actual deep sea deployment. Ambient noise levels beneath the seafloor acquired on the Low Frequency Acoustic-Seismic Experiment (LFASE) are within 20dB of levels from previous seafloor borehole seismic experiments and from land borehole measurements. The ambient noise observed on LFASE decreases by up to 12dB in the upper 100m of the seafloor in a sedimentary environment.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipThis work was carried out under JHU Contract # 602809-0 and under ONR contracts #N00014-89-C-0018, #N00014-89-J-1012, and #N00014-90-C-0098.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherWoods Hole Oceanographic Institutionen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesWHOI Technical Memorandaen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesWHOI-01-93en_US
dc.subjectVery Low Frequency (VLF) sound fields (2-50 Hz)en_US
dc.subjectSeafloor Borehole Array Seismic System (SEABASS)en_US
dc.subjectDeep Sea Drilling Project (DSDP).en_US
dc.subjectLow Frequency Acoustic-Seismic Experiment (LFASE)en_US
dc.titleSeafloor borehole array seismic system (SEABASS)en_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1575/1912/8071


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