Geoacoustic Inversion for Spatially and Temporally Varying Shallow Water Environments
PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIV STATE COLLEGE APPLIED RESEARCH LAB
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The long-term objective of this work is to develop methods for rapid assessment of seabed variability combined with detailed localized geoacoustic inversions to characterize the bottom for a given shallow-water environment. Consideration will be given to spatial and temporal variability in the water column properties common to shallow-water environments and their impact on inversion results. Methods will be developed in recognition of Navy needs for Rapid Environmental Assessment REA in littoral regions and corresponding interests in Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance ISR, Anti-Submarine Warfare ASW, and Mine Warfare MIW.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
- Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy