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Seabed roughness parameters from joint backscatter and reflection inversion at the Malta Plateau

Steininger, Gavin; Holland, Charles W.; Dosso, S.E.; Dettmer, Jan


This paper presents estimates of seabed roughness and geoacoustic parameters and uncertainties on the Malta Plateau, Mediterranean Sea, by joint Bayesian inversion of mono-static backscatter and spherical wave reflection-coefficient data. The data are modeled using homogeneous fluid sediment layers overlying an elastic basement. The scattering model assumes a randomly rough water-sediment interface with a von Karman roughness power spectrum. Scattering and reflection data are inverted...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2013
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of the Acoustical Society of America
DOI: 10.1121/1.4817833


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