Seismic Survey Considerations in the Planning and Design of Dredging Projects for Marine Terminal Facilities

by Charles J. Natale, Jr., HMM Associates, Inc, Concord, United States,
Thaddeus A. Nowak, Jr., HMM Associates, Inc, Concord, United States,
Bruce A. Adams, HMM Associates, Inc, Concord, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Ports '92


This paper presents a case study of the value of high resolution seismic survey information when planning and designing a dredging project for a marine terminal facility. Advances in high resolution seismic surveying technology have greatly improved the efficiency of a field survey program for investigating geologic conditions in the marine environment to plan a dredging project. This technology allows the marine geologist to collect, process, and analyze acoustical data in a cost-effective manner. It also allows the geologist to design the survey program to suit the specific needs of the dredging program and to make real-time adjustments in the field to gather accurate and meaningful data.

Subject Headings: Seismic surveys | Seismic design | Geological surveys | Field tests | Seismic tests | Building design | Dredging | Marine terminals

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