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The BRE/JRC penetrator experiments performed during the 1985 Marion Dufresne long-coring cruise (ESOPE) have been described by Freeman et al. (1987). This paper describes the analysis of the results obtained from these experiments and compares the measured behaviour in the sediment with computed predictions. Three aspects of penetrator behaviour are considered: the motion through the water column, the attenuation of the acoustic signal by the sediment during penetration and the calculation of sediment strength from the observed decelerations.

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Authors: FREEMAN T J, Building Research Establishment, Watford (GB);BROMLEY A K R, Building Research Establishment, Watford (GB);COOPER N, Frugo Ltd., Hemel Hempstead (GB);MURRAY C N, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Article: Geoscience Investigations of Two North Atlantic Abyssal Plains: The ESOPE International Cruise, Vol. 2 (1989) pp. 1205-1222
Record Number: 199011121 / Last updated on: 1994-12-01
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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