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ZooScatR - an R package for modelling the scattering properties of weak scattering targets using the distorted wave Born approximation

journal contribution
posted on 2023-05-20, 00:27 authored by Gastauer, S, Chu, D, Cox, MJ
A thorough understanding of the scattering characteristics of marine organisms is a prerequisite for robust quantitative fisheries acoustic data processing or interpretation. Target strength models, such as the distorted wave Born approximation (DWBA) can be used to improve the understanding of field recordings of weakly scattering targets. With acoustic methods now being used by a wide audience, allowing access to such models becomes a necessity. To ease access to the DWBA model, an R package (ZOOSCATR) which includes a web application and the ability to parameterise the model either through the web application, text files, or pure scripting has been developed and is now freely available on Github.


Publication title

Journal of the Acoustical Society of America








Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies


Acoustical Soc Amer Amer Inst Physics

Place of publication

Ste 1 No 1, 2 Huntington Quadrangle, Melville, USA, Ny, 11747-4502

Rights statement

Copyright 2019 Acoustical Society of America

Repository Status

  • Restricted

Socio-economic Objectives

Wild caught fin fish (excl. tuna)