Accession Number : ADA114034

Title :   A Summary of Recent Research on Acoustic Bottom Interaction.

Descriptive Note : Annual rept. 1 Jan-31 Dec 81,

Corporate Author : TEXAS UNIV AT AUSTIN APPLIED RESEARCH LABS

Personal Author(s) : Vidmar,Paul J ; Koch,Robert A

PDF Url : ADA114034

Report Date : 10 Mar 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 136

Abstract : This report summarizes research on the acoustic interaction with the sea floor. Major topics considered are bottom structures having near-surface layering, and propagation over slopes. Other topics include bottom interaction in shallow water, the effects of bottom roughness, and the bottom interaction phase shift. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Underwater acoustics, *Ocean bottom, *Bottom loss, Geoacoustics, Sediments, Subsurface, Interactions, Sound transmission, Hydrates, Natural gas, Coherence, Acoustic scattering, Layers, Slope, Surface roughness, Phase shift, Underwater sound signals, Shallow water, Reflectivity, Acoustic properties, Profiles

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Acoustics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE