There are two major goals that must be reached for munition mobility:
The first is to combine munition properties (density, physical configuration) with water column dynamic behavior (wind, storm generated wave action), seafloor properties (content: sand, silt, rock, cobble) and its behavior under the water column dynamics into a physically correct model that predicts the motion behavior of the munition.
The second is to “translate” that model into a useful tool for site managers and regulators to use it correctly with information they can and do routinely have available.
The seafloor has a major role in munition mobility due to its density relative to the munition, its density variability as a function of depth, and in its detailed physical composition. Learn More...