Survey on Sediment Classification Methods Based on Multibeam Echosounder Backscatter Data

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Topic: Data Management
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Sediment classification using acoustic remote sensing techniques is an attractive approach because of its high coverage capabilities and limited costs. The Multi-Beam Echo-Sounder (MBES) system provides high-resolution bathymetry and backscatter information with 100% coverage. In this paper, the authors present a brief review of two analysis methods which are employed for sediment classification based on the MBES backscatter data. The first is a Bayesian estimation method that uses the average backscatter data per beam and, therefore, is independent of the quality of the MBES calibration.

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