Accession Number:

ADA093702

Title:

An Approach to the Quantitative Study of Sea Floor Topography.

Descriptive Note:

Technical note,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL OCEAN RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITY NSTL STATION MS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1980-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

64.0

Abstract:

This report represents an assessment of sea floor and sub-sea floor relief as related to acoustic bottom interaction. Marine topography, whose amplitude spans six orders of magnitude, is here divided into three broad categories 1 features likely to cause propagation blockage, 2 features which act as sloping bottoms, and 3 features which act as acoustic scatterers. Maps of the North Atlantic and North Pacific Oceans are presented which delimit the areas where each of these three categories would be expected to dominate propagation.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Acoustics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE