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QPS Geocoder Trains Students
At Geophysics Field Camp


Image: Base map: Sites 1 and 2 imaged by draping transparent
multibeam bathymetry and hillshade layers over backscatter
imagery in QPS Fledermaus. Insets: regions of relatively
high backscatter that cover the seafloor at sites 1 and 2.

November 7, 2017

Researchers at the University of Houston designed a workflow using QPS software for a geophysics field camp in which students gather onshore and offshore data in a multidisciplinary project that integrates bathymetry, backscatter and water column acoustic data. The study site is located ~100 km southeast of Barbados.

A recent release of the Fledermaus Geocoder Toolbox (FMGT) has a number of improvements for multispectral backscatter processing including: corrections for transmit and receiver frequency response; creation of pseudo-tiffs from frequency mosaic layers to pinpoint areas of strong response; and the ability to export a frequency with corrected backscatter as ASCII text files to perform characterization and classification analyses.

Read more about the University of Houston Project at QPS.

SOURCE: QPS.






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