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Acoustic Survey Systems

Acoustic Survey Systems Manufacturer: Various

Model number: P

Location: RV Blue Heron and RLB

Faculty member in charge of instrument: Nigel Wattrus; 218-726-7154; nwattrus@d.umn.edu

Description of instrument and special capabilities: A variety of acoustic instruments for surveying and mapping lake floors and sediments below lakes. Includes: (1) Reson 8101 multibeam sonar w/ integrated “sidescan,” (2) Edgetech CHIRP sub-bottom profiler and sidescan (512i towfish); (3) Edgetech 424 CHIRP sub-bottom profiler (small); (4) Bolt Airguns (available chambers 1, 5 and 20 cubic inch) – portable high pressure generator; (5) Geopulse Boomer subbottom profiler. (more information)

User charges: $1000/day for most systems and combinations; $500/day for smaller individual systems

Other useful information:
Most systems designed to be used aboard the RV Blue Heron, but some systems can be moved to vessels of opportunity. The Edgetech 424 can be used from a small boat.

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