1. n. [Geophysics]
Bubble pulses or bubble noise that affect data quality. In marine seismic acquisition, the gas bubble produced by an air gun oscillates and generates subsequent pulses that cause source-generated noise. Careful use of multiple air guns can cause destructive interference of bubble pulses and alleviate the bubble effect. A cage, or a steel enclosure surrounding a seismic source, can be used to dissipate energy and reduce the bubble effect.