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Miles G. Logsdon
OCEAN 497
Seattle Campus

Advanced Special Topics in Oceanography

Class description

This special topics course is focused on the acquisition and processing of multibeam sonar data for mapping the bathymetry of the ocean seafloor. The course is ideally suited for those students who seek to develop more in-depth skills and an advanced understanding of the concepts behind modern tools for processing acoustic data in seafloor mapping, describing, and estimating spatial patterns and trends in seafloor bathymetry. The course specifically addresses the use of post-processing software and mapping

Student learning goals

principles of acoustic seafloor data

post processing of multibeam sonar data

General method of instruction

software lab

Recommended preparation

A background in a commercial GIS software

Class assignments and grading


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Additional Information
Last Update by Miles G. Logsdon
Date: 05/31/2011