John A. McDonald
It is becoming widely recognized that geologic interpretations based on one geophysical parameter (usually COP reflection data) can be limited severely in usefulness. A much more complete picture of the subsurface will be generated if as many geophysical and geochemical parameters as possible are measured simultaneously. The interdependent properties of these parameters will ease the final interpretation.
Using the most up-to-date digital data-acquisition systems, a modern research vessel can record seismic reflection and refraction, gravity, magnetic, navigation, and positioning parameters, and dissolved hydrocarbon concentrations and seawater properties.
AAPG Search and Discovery Article #90963©1978 AAPG/SEG/SEPM Pacific Section Meeting, Sacramento, California