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Rapid coastal survey of anthropogenic radionuclides, metals, and organic compounds in surficial marine sediments

Authors
Journal
The Science of The Total Environment
0048-9697
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/s0048-9697(99)00157-6
Keywords
  • Marine Pollution
  • Sediments
  • Seafloor Survey
  • Environmental Baseline
  • Environmental Monitoring
Disciplines
  • Chemistry
  • Earth Science
  • Ecology
  • Geography

Abstract

Abstract A towed survey system, the GIMS/CS 3, has been developed to enable the rapid measurement and mapping of a variety of physical and geochemical parameters in the surficial sediments of aquatic environments while the survey vessel is underway. With its capability for measuring radiometric, elemental and organic compound constituents of sediments, as well as bathymetry and water quality parameters, the GIMS/CS 3 provides a cost-effective means of performing reconnaissance determinations of contaminant distributions and environmental monitoring tasks over broad geographic regions.

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