Measurement of in situ Acoustic Properties for the ONR Geoclutter Program
NEW HAMPSHIRE UNIV DURHAM CENTER FOR COASTAL AND OCEAN MAPPING (CCOM)
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The long-term objective of the GEOCLUTTER program is to understand the causes and implications of geologic clutter 201reverberation202 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.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
- Acoustic Detection and Detectors