Accession Number:

ADA625526

Title:

High-Frequency Sound Interaction in Ocean Sediments: Modeling Environmental Controls

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RESEARCH LAB STENNIS DETACHMENT STENNIS SPACE CENTER MS SEAFLOOR SCIENCES BRANCH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2001-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

8.0

Abstract:

Our long term goal is to develop accurate models for high-frequency acoustic penetration into, propagation within, and scattering from shallow water ocean sediments. This work should specifically improve the Navys ability to detect buried mines and, in general, improve sonar performance in shallow water. Additional objectives of the NRL program are to understand and model the complex interactions among environmental processes, sediment structure, properties, and behavior. These models allow portability of high-frequency bottom interaction models to sites of naval interest.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Acoustics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE