Acoustic Scattering from Ocean Sediment Surfaces

date January 25, 2016
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Monday, 25 January 2016, 1:00 p.m. RLM 11.204

Dr. Marcia Isakson
Applied Research Laboratories
The University of Texas at Austin

Visible light scatters from molecules in the atmosphere, giving the sky its blue color. Subatomic molecules can scatter from each other in particle accelerators. Here we examine acoustic scattering from the bottom of the ocean, particularly from rough terrain. Different measurement methods and models will be introduced and applied to some canonical surfaces.