Accession Number:

ADA629795

Title:

Predicting the Distribution and Properties of Buried Submarine Topography on Continental Shelves

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

CALIFORNIA UNIV REGENTS LA JOLLA CA SCRIPPS INST OF OCEANOGRAPHY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2003-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

12.0

Abstract:

Compile geological data and develop methods to predict the distribution and properties of features hypothesized to be responsible for sonar geoclutter. Contribute to the reduction or mitigation of geologic clutter observed on fleet sonar systems. Two issues define the problem. Landscape forming issue In area x can the Navy expect geoclutter features and if so what are their sonar characteristics, i.e. channel orientation Landscape burial issue If geoclutter features are expected in area x, will the features be exposed or buried Areas of low interest to the Navy include locations where Holocene deposits are thick. Areas of high interest to the Navy include locations where Holocene deposits are thin thereby allowing for the shallow burial of Pleistocene topography.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Acoustic Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE