Accession Number : ADA311448

Title :   Ground-Truth Area Selection and Characterization for Mine Countermeasures Tactical Environmental Data System.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL RESEARCH LAB STENNIS SPACE CENTER MS GEOACOUSTICS/GEOTECHNICAL SECTION

Personal Author(s) : Fleischer, Peter ; Lavoie, Dawn L.

PDF Url : ADA311448

Report Date : 07 JUN 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 107

Abstract : Three candidate sites were selected that are suitable as analogs for a variety of forward areas for Mine Countermeasures Tactical Environmental Data System development and testing. From an initial evaluation of 13 areas in U.S. waters and from comparison to certain forward areas, two sites (1) the Mississippi Gulf Coast/Chandeleur Island and (2) Key West, FL, and surrounding areas were chosen as the most suitable ground-truth areas. A third site, offshore of Panama City, FL, was added to take advantage of an ongoing research program, the Coastal Benthic Boundary Layer research program. For each of the three ground-truth areas, the following is presented: (1) a summary of salient characteristics, (2) a listing of existing data bases, and (3) an annotated bibliography.

Descriptors :   *MINE COUNTERMEASURES, *TACTICAL DATA SYSTEMS, DATA BASES, FORWARD AREAS, COASTAL REGIONS, BIBLIOGRAPHIES, SHALLOW WATER, BATHYMETRY, REVERBERATION, SELECTION, SURFACE TRUTH, OFFSHORE, OCEANOGRAPHY, MEXICO GULF, MISSISSIPPI.

Subject Categories : Military Intelligence
      Land Mine Warfare

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE