Multiple Scattering at Rough Ocean Boundaries

  • John A. DeSanto


This is a brief review paper on several recent theoretical approaches to rough surface scattering with the emphasis on multiple scattering. The limitations of single scattering theories are generally well understood. On this basis, it is our belief that future research on rough surface scattering should concentrate on multiple scattering methods. This includes both formal development of rigorous theories of scattering as well as multiple scattering approximation methods to make the whole development useful. Much of the material we present here can be found further developed in a forthcoming review paper by DeSanto and Brown (1986). Single scattering ideas are also developed in this paper and it is shown how the techniques used in the latter development have a natural extension to multiple scattering theories.


Multiple Scattering Helmholtz Equation Random Medium Surface Scattering Single Scatter 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • John A. DeSanto
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  1. 1.Center for Wave Phenomena, Mathematics DepartmentColorado School of MinesGoldenUSA

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