Seafloor Scattering in Shallow Water Environments
Final rept. 1 Oct 2005-30 Sep 2006
PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIV STATE COLLEGE APPLIED RESEARCH LAB
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The specific research proposed is delineated by two separate projects. The first of these concerns low-frequency scattering from sizable rocky structures known as mud volcanoes. The goal of the project is to model volcano scattering using coincidental bathymetric and bistatic scattering data from a representative mud volcano as a guide. The second endeavor can be classified as a sediment acoustics project, and is concerned with intermediate to high frequency propagation within and scattering from sands and gravels. In particular, the PI would be applying multiple scattering and radiative transport models to the granular seafloor.