Seismic receiver

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There are four basic types of seismic sensor (sometimes generically referred to as receivers in exploration geophysics):

precision instruments not used in seismic exploration
used in land seismic acquisition; small, cheap, and intended for rapid deployment in large numbers
piezoelectric sensors for deployment in the water column
MEMS accelerometer 
micro-electro-mechanical systems are an alternative to coil-based geophones

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