THE REVERBERATION OF SOUND FROM SMOOTH OCEAN FLOORS.
SACLANT ASW RESEARCH CENTRE LA SPEZIA (ITALY)
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The reverberations produced by a completely flat surface separating two homogeneous isotropic fluids is investigated. There is no effort to include the effect of rough surfaces which would be a logical extension of the work presented. A derivation of the reverberated sound field produced by a pulsed source is presented. The reverberation is considered for several pulse shapes and compared with experimental results.