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  Information - IS45 - OS16/SM22 Seismic Oceanography: Contributions of Seismic Imaging to Physical Oceanography (co-organized by OS & SM; co-listed in GMPV)

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Seismic oceanography is a new technique that applies seismic reflection profiling methodology to "listen" to the ocean's thermohaline fine-structure. Seismic reflection has been used for 50 years to image the solid earth beneath the ocean, but recent results show that it can also provide spectacular images of the ocean's fine stratification at unprecedented horizontal resolution.
Over the last five years, an increasing number of studies have been dedicated to the improvement of acquisition, processing and interpretation of both new data and legacy data from the hydrocarbons industry. Major efforts are underway in Europe (the GO project), the U.S., Japan, and Canada. This opens a new field of study for physical oceanography, in which stratification-related phenomena such as internal waves, double diffusion, intrusions and mixing can be detailed at a scale never attained before.
This session invites scientific contributions showing results from dedicated seismic oceanography campaigns, implementation of specific data processing techniques, theoretical and modeling studies, and interpretation of new or legacy seismic reflection data in terms of physical processes in the water column

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