Relating in situ shear wave velocity to void ratio and grain size for unconsolidated marine sediments
Recent advances in field hardware have meant that it has become possible to measurein situ shear wave velocity in the upper few decimetres of sea floor sediment in a routine manner. It is known that shear wave velocity can be primarily related to overburden depth and void ratio. Field-derived empirical relationships have previously been formulated so that it is now feasible to assess the suitability of shear wave data as a means of predicting in situ void ratio. Field measurements perfarmed on the northern Californian shelf are presented which reveal good agreement between predicted and control data.
SourceIn: High Frequency Seafloor Acoustics (SACLANTCEN Conference Proceedings CP-45), 1997, pp. 251-258