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A 3-D laser line scanner for outcrop scale studies of seafloor features

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Title: A 3-D laser line scanner for outcrop scale studies of seafloor features.
Name(s): Kocak, D. M., creator
Caimi, F. M., creator
Das, Partha S., creator
Karson, J. A., creator
Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Article
Issuance: single unit
Date Issued: 1999
Publisher: Institution of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Extent: 11 p.
Physical Description: pdf
Language(s): English
Identifier: 3351977 (digitool), FADT3351977 (IID), fau:6525 (fedora), 10.1109/OCEANS.1999.800144 (doi)
Note(s): Manned submersibles and remotely operated vehicles make it possible to use many of the techniques of land geology on the seafloor. A fundamental aspect of geological maps is the documentation of the orientation of various planes and lines in space. Strike and dip typically characterize planes, and trend and plunge characterize lines. Sedimentary bedding, lava flow tops, dike margins, igneous layering, metamorphic foliations, joints and faults, etc. Land geologists determine the orientation of outcrop-scale features with various types of hand-held compasses and inclinometers. However, this type of instrument is not appropriate for use on the seafloor and different approaches are required to obtain orientation data. A 3D laser scanning system currently being developed by the Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution Engineering Division, under National Science Foundation and Duke University sponsorship, affords a method of collecting orientation data.
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This manuscript is available at and may be cited as: Kocak, D. M., Caimi, F. M., Das, P. S., & Karson, J. A. (1999). A 3-D laser line scanner for outcrop scale studies of seafloor features. Oceans '99 MTS/IEEE: Riding the crest into the 21st century. Vol. 3. (pp. 1105-1114). Washington, D.C: Marine Technology Society. doi:10.1109/OCEANS.1999.800144
Florida Atlantic University. Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute contribution #1307.
Subject(s): Scanning systems
Cartography--Laser use in
Geological maps
Ocean bottom--Maps
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Host Institution: FAU