Accession Number:

ADA612971

Title:

Measurement of In Situ Acoustic Properties for the ONR Geoclutter Program

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept.

Corporate Author:

NEW HAMPSHIRE UNIV DURHAM CENTER FOR COASTAL AND OCEAN MAPPING (CCOM)

Report Date:

2004-09-29

Pagination or Media Count:

9.0

Abstract:

The long-term objective of the GEOCLUTTER program is to understand the causes and implications of geologic clutter reverberation in a geologically well-characterized shallow-water environment. The field area selected for the GEOCLUTTER program is the mid-outer continental shelf off New Jersey, USA. The New Jersey margin was chosen for the GEOCLUTTER study because the bathymetry and portions of the shallow subsurface of this area had already been mapped in detail as part of an earlier ONR program aimed at understanding the origin of subsurface stratigraphy on continental margins STRATAFORM. In addition to multibeam bathymetry, calibrated backscatter data at 95 kHz from the multibeam sonar was also collected as part of the STRATAFORM program.

Subject Categories:

  • Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy
  • Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
  • Active and Passive Radar Detection and Equipment
  • Acoustics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE