Method and Apparatus of Classifying Marine Sediments
OFFICE OF NAVAL RESEARCH ARLINGTON VA
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Various schemes are known to classify marine sediments. Common to all is the launching of an acoustic pulse into the water column above the sediments, detecting echoes of the pulse reflected from various sediment layers, and processing the pulses in accordance with some model to infer the acoustic parameters of the various layers, which, if done accurately, effectively identifies the constituents of the sediments, e.g. sand, clay, gravel, etc.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography