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Accession Number ADA571747
Title 3-D Sound Propagation and Acoustic Inversions in Shallow Water Oceans.
Publication Date Sep 2011
Media Count 13p
Personal Author Y. Lin
Abstract Sound propagation in the areas of continental shelves is complicated due to many three-dimensional (3-D) oceanographic and marine geologic features, such as shelfbreak frontal systems, nonlinear internal gravity waves and topographic variability. The long-term goals of this project are targeted on understanding the 3-D sound propagation effects caused by these environmental factors, and also on applying the 3-D sound propagation physics to acoustic inversions. Due to the horizontal inhomogeneity in the water column caused by shelfbreak frontal systems, nonlinear internal gravity waves and other physical oceanographic processes, horizontal refraction of sound occurs and produces significant 3-D acoustic propagation conditions. One of the objectives of this project is to develop an efficient and accurate 3-D sound propagation model (both theoretical and numerical models) for applications related to low-frequency sonar systems. In addition to the 3-D sound propagation study, this project also has the investigation on the feasibility of two specific inversion techniques in the area of continental slopes: (a) source localization and (b) bottom geoacoustic inversions. This work requires a solid understanding on 3-D sound propagation, and it is closely connected to the first topic.
Keywords Accuracy
Acoustic waves
Gravity waves
Internal waves
Low frequency
Mathematical models
Nonlinear systems
Shallow water
Sound transmission
Three dimensional

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 47C - Physical & Chemical Oceanography
46A - Acoustics
Corporate Author Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, MA. Dept. of Applied Ocean Physics and Engineering.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1316
Contract Number N00014-10-1-0040

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