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    Echogram noise removal can remove significant amounts of krill backscatter

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    Document Number:
    WG-ASAM-2021/07
    Author(s):
    G. Macaulay, G. Skaret and B. Krafft
    Submitted By:
    Dr Gavin Macaulay (Norway)
    Approved By:
    Dr Bjørn Krafft (Norway)
    Abstract

    A maximum threshold setting in the noise removal part of the Echoview template used for acoustic krill biomass estimation can remove significant amounts of krill backscatter. A revised threshold setting is proposed and applied to the 2019 International Synoptic Krill survey in Area 48, resulting in a 16% increase in the biomass estimate.