Water Column Data
Most of the newly released multibeam echosounders now feature water-column data exports, but only few processing softwares can handle those.
SonaScope, alongside with its 3D viewer, can manage such data coming from Kongsberg or Reson MBES through a complete processing chain, coming from data import, quality control, compensation, and finaly 3D exports.
The following screenshot shows water column data for a single ping, in two different geometries :
- Beam Vs Samples
- Depth Vs across track distance
WC data in BeamSample geometry
WC data in DepthAccrosDist geometry
SonarScope features all the following processing tools :
- water column data display and movie making,
- water column data echo-integration,
- water column features pointing.
The next picture shows compensated water wolumn data imported into SonarScope 3D viewer, along with corresponding bathymetry and vessel navigation.