Accession Number : ADA310671

Title :   Multiscale, Multisensor Analysis of Surface Slope Distributions.

Descriptive Note : Rept. for 1 Dec 89-31 May 95,

Corporate Author : WOODS HOLE OCEANOGRAPHIC INSTITUTION MA DEPT OF GEOLOGY AND GEOPHYSICS

Personal Author(s) : Shaw, Peter R. ; Smith, Deborah K.

PDF Url : ADA310671

Report Date : 20 NOV 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 3

Abstract : A primary objective for the series of ARSRP experiments is to improve the understanding of acoustic scattering mechanisms at medium and long ranges at shallow grazing angles. One of the most important goals of this program is to determine if sites of strong backscatter can be predicted deterministically from properties of the bottom and water column. This study has the long-term objective of investigating whether the bright spots observed in the scattered data arise from discrete scattering targets, or from a large number of scatters interfering randomly within each resolution footprint. This work has natural and immediate extensions to shallow-water acoustic environments, where the source of scattering is also a priority.

Descriptors :   *ACOUSTIC SCATTERING, *OCEAN BOTTOM TOPOGRAPHY, BACKSCATTERING, SHALLOW WATER, BATHYMETRY, LONG RANGE(DISTANCE), ACOUSTIC SIGNATURES, REVERBERATION, UNDERWATER ACOUSTICS, ACOUSTIC DATA, MULTISENSORS, TRANSMISSION LOSS, GRAZING ANGLES.

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Acoustic Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE