Research Needs in Marine Surveying

by Harold D. Palmer, (Aff.M.ASCE), Chf. Sci.; Interstate Electronics Corp., 1745 Jefferson Davis Hwy., Arlington, Va. 22202,

Serial Information: Journal of the Surveying and Mapping Division, 1982, Vol. 108, Issue 1, Pg. 10-17

Document Type: Journal Paper


Research needs in oceanographic and hydrographic surveying and charting are discussed. It is suggested that the two most crucial elements which effect all measurements in hydrography and oceanography are rates and scales. The importance of understanding the effect of coupling two or more environmental factors is also essential in the study of these two disciplines. It is concluded that improved data collection and analysis systems for oceanographic measurements are necessary for better comprehension and prediction of marine processes.

Subject Headings: Oceanography | Geomatic surveys | Hydrographs | System analysis | Hydrographic surveys | Coupling | Environmental issues | Data collection

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