Multiscale, Multisensor Analysis of Surface Slope Distributions.
Rept. for 1 Dec 89-31 May 95,
WOODS HOLE OCEANOGRAPHIC INSTITUTION MA DEPT OF GEOLOGY AND GEOPHYSICS
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A primary objective for the series of ARSRP experiments is to improve the understanding of acoustic scattering mechanisms at medium and long ranges at shallow grazing angles. One of the most important goals of this program is to determine if sites of strong backscatter can be predicted deterministically from properties of the bottom and water column. This study has the long-term objective of investigating whether the bright spots observed in the scattered data arise from discrete scattering targets, or from a large number of scatters interfering randomly within each resolution footprint. This work has natural and immediate extensions to shallow-water acoustic environments, where the source of scattering is also a priority.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
- Acoustic Detection and Detectors