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1. n. [Geophysics]

A surface marine cable, usually a buoyant assembly of electrical wires that connects hydrophones and relays seismic data to the recording seismic vessel. Multistreamer vessels tow more than one streamer cable to increase the amount of data acquired in one pass.

See: acoustic positioningbirdcabledepth controllereelfootprinthydrophoneocean-bottom cablestreamer featheringtail buoy

Diagram of marine seismic acquisition
Diagram of marine seismic acquisition.