Special UConn Physics Seminar

Numerical Simulation of Long-Range Ocean Acoustics

Dr. Michael Vera
Scripps Institution of Oceanography
University of California, San Diego

Because of the physical properties of the ocean, acoustics are a productive tool for examining its internal structure. Simulation of acoustic propagation in the ocean -- whether using ray or wave equations -- plays an important role in the process of inverting acoustic data for oceanographic features. Ray models provide a means of translating acoustic data into sound-speed differences and applying the principles of dynamical systems. Wave-based simulations yield a more complete characterization of the received, finite-frequency acoustic field. After motivating the process of ocean acoustic tomography and introducing the basic modeling techniques, some sample applications will be discussed.

Tuesday, June 15, 2004
2:00 PM
Gant Science Complex
Physics Department
Room P121


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