Geophysical and Geological Reconnaissance for the ONR Geoclutter Program
TEXAS UNIV AT AUSTIN INST FOR GEOPHYSICS
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The primary goal of the Geoclutter program is to assess geologic clutterreverberation issues in a seismically and geologically well-characterized shallow-water environment. The mid-outercontinental shelf off New Jersey provides such an opportunity, because both bathymetry a known and prominent cause of backscatter and portions of the shallow subsurface have been mapped in detail as a result of STRATAFORM. The Geoclutter program consists of three field program phases I an acoustic reconnaissance survey utilizing Navy gray ships and assets to identify potential geoclutter hot spots II a full bistatic acoustic experiment focusing on the chosen areas, and III, the focus of the work described here, detailed geologic and geophysical surveys of the hot spots identified in Phases I and II.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
- Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy