Accession Number:

ADA091210

Title:

Bottom-Interating Ocean Acoustics. Proceedings of a Conference held at SACLANTCEN on 9-13 June 1980.

Descriptive Note:

Conference proceedings,

Corporate Author:

SACLANT ASW RESEARCH CENTRE LA SPEZIA (ITALY)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1980-07-15

Pagination or Media Count:

65.0

Abstract:

In recent years the SACLANT ASW Research Centre has been conducting a research programme concerned with various aspects of bottom-interacting ocean acoustics. This conference represented an attempt to assemble as much state-of-the-art information as possible in order to further stimulate this research field, both at the Centre and elsewhere. To accomplish this, papers were called in the following areas Coastal-water acoustic, Low-frequency deep-water acoustics involving bottom interaction, Acoustic properties of marine sediments, Ocean seismic studies as related to ocean acoustics, and Signal-processing techniques that include the effects of bottom interaction. After receiving the abstracts presented on the following pages, the papers were re-categorized as follows Geoacoustic properties of marine sediments, Bottom loss reflection and refraction, Bottom-interface and seismic-wave propagation, Acoustic modelling, Sound propagation techniques and experiment vs theory, and Fluctuations, coherence and signal processing. These categories seem to represent the basic breakdown by field of present-day research in this area. Though each paper was classified into one of these categories for conference purposes, many papers overlapped two or three areas. Not only were scientific results communicated, but the latest techniques and the state-of-the-art tools of the trade existing and in development were also presented.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Acoustics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE