Accession Number : AD0753265

Title :   Acoustical Properties of the Sea Floor Relevant to Long-Range Sonar Performance in the Oceans.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. May 70-Jun 71,

Corporate Author : LAMONT-DOHERTY GEOLOGICAL OBSERVATORY PALISADES N Y

Personal Author(s) : Bryan,George M.

Report Date : DEC 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : The overall objective of this research is an understanding of the relationship between the physical structure of the sea floor and its acoustic response, so that knowledge of one can be used to make inferences about the other. Inferences in both directions are important: the use of acoustics to investigate the physical and geophysical nature of the ocean floors is well known. Equally important is the ability to predict the acoustic response of the sea floor on the basis of its measurable physical properties.

Descriptors :   (*OCEAN BOTTOM, ACOUSTIC PROPERTIES), UNDERWATER SOUND, SONAR SIGNALS, REFLECTIVITY, SEDIMENTATION, OCEAN BOTTOM SAMPLING

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Acoustic Detection and Detectors
      Acoustics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE