Accession Number:

ADA094147

Title:

Resonances in Acoustic Bottom Reflection and Their Relation to the Ocean Bottom Properties.

Descriptive Note:

Interim technical rept. 1 Feb 80-31 Jan 81,

Corporate Author:

CATHOLIC UNIV OF AMERICA WASHINGTON DC DEPT OF PHYSICS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1981-01-14

Pagination or Media Count:

24.0

Abstract:

We have initiated a program to study the resonances in the acoustic reflection coefficient of a layered ocean bottom, patterned after the resonances of sound reflection from fluid or elastic layers. Computer programs have been written for obtaining the reflection coefficient from multilayered fluid or elastic media, with constant or linearly depth-dependent sound velocities in each layer. Resonances are evident in the reflection coefficient both as functions of frequency and of angle of incidence, and are shown to depend on the properties of the layered ocean bottom. Results will be presented in the form of three-dimensional graphs. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Numerical Mathematics
  • Acoustics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE