Low-Frequency Scattering from Heterogeneous Elastic Sea Beds
WASHINGTON UNIV SEATTLE APPLIED PHYSICS LAB
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The long term scientific objective of this research is to improve our understanding the physics and mechanisms of acoustic bottom interaction and reverberation, including acoustic penetration, propagation, attenuation and scattering in elastic sea beds at low and mid frequencies. The specific goal of this research is to develop a model of acoustic scattering due to volume heterogeneity consistent with existing propagation models in elastic layered sea beds and therefore to provide a self-consistent theoretical basis for improving and upgrading current bottom interaction codes such as GABIM.