Accession Number:

ADA626775

Title:

Geological and Geophysical Reconnaissance for the ONR Geoclutter Program

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

TEXAS UNIV AT AUSTIN INST FOR GEOPHYSICS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2001-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

The common goals are to 1 understand the acoustic scattering process in shallow water, with the objective of designing physics-based signal processing algorithms to distinguish naturally-occurring features e.g., iceberg scours, shallow gas accumulations, outcrops of high-amplitude shallow subsurface reflectors, shallowly-buried meandering channels which are ubiquitous on the worlds continental shelves, so-called geoclutter , from man-made targets of similar dimensions e.g., submarines, and 2 to predict the distribution and properties of geoclutter at a chosen U.S. continental margin test site, with eventual application to other continental shelves of Navy interest globally.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE