Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
 2009 projects

Monterey Canyon Sediment Tracking Acoustic Receiver (MCSTAR)

Project Manager: Bill Ussler
Lead Scientist:  Charlie Paull
Lead Engineer: Gene Massion

A passive acoustic array will be deployed on the flanks of Monterey Canyon to listen for acoustic emissions from sediment transport events through the canyon below. It will be calibrated by an ROV-deployed acoustic source. In 2009 the project will move from development to field testing and data reduction using a Matlab-based analysis package.

Last updated: Apr. 23, 2009