Correlation of side-scan backscatter intensity with grain-size distribution of shelf sediments, New Jersey margin

@inproceedings{Duncan1999CorrelationOS,
  title={Correlation of side-scan backscatter intensity with grain-size distribution of shelf sediments, New Jersey margin},
  author={Catherine S. Duncan},
  year={1999}
}
The dependence of acoustic backscatter variations on sediment grain-size distribution is examined using a combined analysis of 95 kHz side-scan data and approx. 300 grab samples from the New Jersey margin. We show that, under well-controlled circumstances, an unprecedented degree of correlation can be obtained between backscatter intensity and mean grain size. However, backscatter is disproportionately a€ected by larger grain sizes. Addition of just a few extra weight percentage of the larger… CONTINUE READING
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