Sediment Thickness Studies

Sediment thickness studies are typically performed to:

  • Identify and quantify offshore borrow pits
  • Survey sediment with channels
  • Pre/Post dredging surveys
  • Port expansions
  • Pipeline studies
  • Sand wave and Scour/Erosion Surveys

The studies are typically initially performed with a sub-bottom profiling system to produce a cross section of the seafloor and underlying sediments. Exact depths to layers of interest are verified using jet probes or vibracores. Sediment samples are taken with vibracores or ponar samples.

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GeoView Sub-Bottom Data of a Coal Ash Pond



GeoView Sub-Bottom Data of a Clay Settling Pond