Accession Number:

ADA636746

Title:

Fiscal 1999 Year- end Report to ONR Code 321OA Physics of Seismic Interface Waves in the Surf Zone

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA DEPT OF PHYSICS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1999-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

LONG TERM GOALS. We are working to develop the basic physics of micro seismo-acoustics so that seismic sonar can then be engineered, for the detection of mines buried in sea floor sediments and in the surf zone and perhaps on land. OBJECTIVES. We seek to determine the potential of seismo-acoustic interface waves for the detection of objects buried just beneath the water-sediment or air-sediment interface. We seek to determine how these different wave types propagate in the surf zone sediments, and which may be best suited for mine detection and classification, and how the echo signals may best be processed to reject false targets.

Subject Categories:

  • Earth Sciences and Oceanography
  • Acoustics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE