This two-volume handbook presents advanced research and operational information about hard minerals and hydrocarbons. It provides information in an integrated, interdisciplinary manner, stressing case histories. It includes review chapters, illustrations, graphs, tables, and color satellite images that present the results of gravity, geodetic, and seismic surveys and of 3-D sea floor sub-bottom visualizations. The data was obtained using satellites, aircraft, and ships from the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, the Gulf of Mexico, and the Caribbean Sea.
Major topics addressed in these volumes include geophysical methods used to explore for hydrocarbons, advanced radiometric and electrical methods for hard mineral searches, the role of geotechnology and seismic acoustics in overcoming geological hazards in selecting drilling sites and pipeline routes, and remote sensing techniques used to determine the physical properties of sediments.

chapter Chapter 1|34 pages

Utilization of Satellite Geoidal Anomalies for Computer Analysis of Geophysical Models

ByBruce E. Christian

chapter Chapter 3|24 pages

Regional Gravity Anomalies and Geoid Undulations in the North Atlantic Ocean

ByWoo-Yeol Jung, Philip D. Rabinowitz

chapter Chapter 4|8 pages

Three-Dimensional Sea Floor and Sub-Bottom Visualization

ByPaul K. Matthias

chapter Chapter 5|12 pages

Trackpoint II and Ultra-Short Baseline Navigation System

ByByron R. Selman

chapter Chapter 6|16 pages

Airborne Gravity Measurements

ByWilliam R. Gumert

chapter Chapter 7|37 pages

The Lacoste & Romberg Air/Sea Gravity Meter

An Overview
ByHerbert D. Valliant

chapter Chapter 8|13 pages

High Definition Seismic Stratigraphy

Continental Slope, Northern Gulf of Mexico
ByPeter K. Trabant, Clyde Lee

chapter Chapter 11|56 pages

Geoacoustic and Geological Characterization of Surficial Marine Sediments by In Situ Probe and Remote Sensing Techniques

ByRichard H. Bennett, Huon Li, Michael D. Richardson, Peter Fleischer, Douglas N. Lambert, Donald J. Walter, Kevin B. Briggs, Charles R. Rein, William B. Sawyer, Frank S. Carnaggio, David C. Young, Samuel G. Tooma

chapter Chapter 13|56 pages

Oceanic Sedimentation and Geotechnical Stratigraphy

Hemipelagic Carbonates and Red Clays
ByElliott Taylor