Due to their particularly shallow and turbulent thermocline, conducting seafloor mapping in lochs, fjords and other estuaries always presents a unique challenge to the hydrographic...
Every month we will focus on a specific theme, featuring a selection of articles which have previously been published in Hydro International magazine. By including a mix of older and more recent articles, we will present a complete recap of the subject. Furthermore, we will be bringing you a bi-weekly round-up of ‘Focus Stories’ related to the theme through our newsletter (sign up here). The theme for April 2016 is Shallow Water.
An important area of work in hydrography is shallow water. This month, Hydro International collected papers focussing on shallow-water surveying. Interesting is that this field of work has multiple ways to collect the data: traditionally using a vessel but also techniques like Lidar, satellite bathymetry or hovercrafts (and smaller) are used.