Accession Number : ADA320975

Title :   Measurement of High-Frequency Acoustic Scattering from Coastal Sediments.

Descriptive Note : Contract rept.,

Corporate Author : WASHINGTON UNIV SEATTLE APPLIED PHYSICS LAB

Personal Author(s) : Jackson, Darrell R. ; Williams, Kevin L.

PDF Url : ADA320975

Report Date : 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : The focus of this work is measurement of monostatic and bistatic scattering from shallow water sediments. One objective is to use the scattering data to clarify mechanisms responsible for scattering. Another is to use the backscatter data to acoustically monitor physical and biological processes that affect the seafloor. During FY96, processing and interpretation of the Key West bistatic data was the major effort. In addition, backscatter model-data comparisons for ail three CBBL sites were completed, and the sonar events seen at Eckemfoerde were studied in detail.

Descriptors :   *ACOUSTIC MEASUREMENT, *ACOUSTIC SCATTERING, *SEDIMENTS, HIGH FREQUENCY, COASTAL REGIONS, BACKSCATTERING, SHALLOW WATER, UNDERWATER ACOUSTICS, ACOUSTIC DATA, BISTATIC DETECTION.

Subject Categories : Acoustic Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE