Seafloor Sediment Environmental Measurements (Seafloor Sediment Fabric and Permeability Studies) in Support of the High Frequency Sound Interaction in Ocean Sediments ONR-DRI
SEAPROBE INC PICAYUNE MS
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The study and quantification of selected sediment properties crucial to the modeling of high frequency sound interaction in ocean sediments is the long-term project goal. The research thrust is two-fold. Part I is the in situ three-dimensional measurement and quantification of sandy sediment permeability. Part II is a quantitative study of the sediment microfabric, pore fluid pathways, porometry, and bioorganic components. The ultimate goal of the microfabric investigations is the development of microfabric models and related numerical analysis that describe important sediment properties such as fluid flow characteristics, isotropy and anisotropy, and stress-strain behavior Bennett et al., 1989, Bennett et al., 1996.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography