A Perspective on Bottom Reflectivity and Backscattering

  • John J. Hanrahan
Part of the NATO Conference Series book series (NATOCS, volume 5)


A review of available data and description of observed effects permit an assessment of progress made since the 1970 SACLANT Conference on this same topic. Physical models have been developed and refined which can both explain the observations and serve as a basis for predictions. Examples will be presented which contrast values determined from the physical models with measured data in order to identify problem areas and to recommend directions for future efforts.


Beam Pattern Grazing Angle Bottom Roughness Bottom Reflectivity Explosive Source 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • John J. Hanrahan
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  1. 1.New London LaboratoryNaval Underwater Systems CenterNew LondonUSA

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