High-Resolution Seafloor Survey and Applications (Hardcover)
This book focuses on the survey technology, post-processing technology, mapping technology and scientific application of the submarine topography and geomorphology in detail. High-resolution submarine geomorphology is a frontier branch of marine geology and marine surveying and mapping, which provides a direct basis to study the seabed surface, to understand the tectonic movement and submarine evolution. In the past two decades, high-resolution submarine geomorphology with high-precision multi-beam echo sounding, side-scan sonar and sub-bottom profiler as the major techniques, is developing very quickly and is one of the frontiers of international marine science and technology. These high techniques promote the traditional submarine geomorphology to high-resolution and quantitative research. At present, high-resolution submarine geomorphology is widely used in the delimitation of the continental shelf, the international seabed resources survey, marine engineering and marine military applications.
In order to facilitate readers to understand how to acquire and apply scientific research based on submarine topographic data, it highlights the combination of theory, technology and scientific application. This book is useful as a reference for professional and technical personnel in related fields and also as a textbook for both graduate and undergraduate students as well.
About the Author
Ziyin Wu, Ph.D., is Professor of Marine Geology and Geophysics. He is Director of the Key Laboratory of Submarine Geosciences (KLSG) at the Second Institute of Oceanography, Ministry of Natural Resources, Hangzhou, China. He has been engaged in high-resolution submarine geomorphology since 1995. His research focuses on the processing theories and applications of multi-beam echo sounder (MBES), and the studies of high-resolution geomorphic features and evolution based on MBES's data. So far, Prof. Wu has made a series of scientific achievements, including 2 monographs as Editor-in-Chief, 10 co-authored books, 107 journal papers, 37 authorized China and US patents, and 14 science and technology awards. He has also supervised 4 postdoctoral fellows, 6 Ph.D. students and more than 10 master students.Fanlin Yang, Ph.D., is Professor of Marine Geodesy. He is Dean of the College of Geodesy and Geomatics, Shandong University of Science and Technology, Qingdao, China. His research focuses on the marine geodesy and navigation. More specifically, his research topics include data processing and applications of multi-beam echo sounder system and airborne LiDAR bathymetry system, and technologies of marine navigation and positioning. So far, Prof. Yang is (Co-)author of 50 papers in refereed scientific journals (Web of Science), (Co-)inventor of 22 China and US patents, (Co-)winner of 7 science and technology awards in China, and 3 standards as Editor-in-Chief. He has also supervised 2 postdoctoral fellows, 55 Ph.D. and master students. Yong Tang, Ph.D., is Professor of Marine Geology and Geophysics. He works in the Key Laboratory of Submarine Geosciences (KLSG) at the Second Institute of Oceanography, Ministry of Natural Resources, Hangzhou, China. He is also a member of the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf, United Nations. Professor Tang has been involved in the work on the delimitation of continental shelf over the past 15 years. As Chief Scientist and Project Leader in China-Nigeria, China-Mozambique, China-Seychelles joint cruise and research project, he has contributed himself to the international cooperation on marine geophysics and delimitation of continental shelf. He is also Project Leader in the National Key R&D Program, National Natural Science Foundation and National High Technology R&D Program of China. So far, Prof. Tang has published more than 30 scientific papers, 3 monographs and 3 patents. He also has supervised 2 Ph.D. students, 8 master students, 4 bachelor students and 2 international scholars.