PH4455 Sound Propagation in the Ocean

An advanced treatment of the subject. Topics include: reflection of spherical waves from ocean boundaries; normal mode propagation of sound; inhomogeneous wave equation and the point source in cylindrical coordinates; shallow water channel with fluid and solid bottoms; the deep sound channel and the WKB approximation; range-dependent channels; adiabatic normal modes and the parabolic equation; multi-path propagation; application to matched field processing and source localization.

Prerequisite

PH3452 or consent of instructor

Lecture Hours

4

Lab Hours

0

Quarter Offered

  • Spring