Effects of Biota on Backscatter: Experiments with the Portable Acoustic Laboratory (PAL)
MAINE UNIV AT WALPOLE DARLING MARINE CENTER
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Our long-term goals are to understand to an extent that allows quantitative prediction important interactions among acoustic propagation, marine organisms, particles including sediments, solutes and moving fluids. The reason for these goals is to allow us to solve interesting forward and inverse problems in the marine environment. The objective of this work is to develop a rapidly deployable, inexpensive capability to do reductionist, mechanistic experiments concerning the effects of organisms, biogenic structures and benthic structures in general on acoustic propagation in sediments.
- Biological Oceanography
- Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology