Accession Number : ADA293951

Title :   Multiple Scatter Theory of Ocean Sediments.

Descriptive Note : Semi-Annual rept. 1 Aug 94-31 Jan 95,

Corporate Author : TEXAS UNIV AT AUSTIN APPLIED RESEARCH LABS

Personal Author(s) : Chotiros, Nicholas P. ; Yelton, Dennis

PDF Url : ADA293951

Report Date : 25 APR 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : To develop a new model of acoustic bottom backscatter from sandy sediments, based on a multiple scattering theory approach, and hence, properly explain observed phenomena, including Lambert's rule and frequency dependence of backscattering strength, particularly at shallow grazing angels, for which current theories are at a loss. (MM)

Descriptors :   *ACOUSTIC SCATTERING, *UNDERWATER ACOUSTICS, *SEDIMENTS, *OCEAN BOTTOM SOILS, ANGLES, SAND, BACKSCATTERING, GRAZING.

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Acoustics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE