A Computerized Investigation Using the Method of Images to Predict the Sound Field in a Fluid Wedge Overlying a Slow Fluid Half-Space.
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
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Sound fields in wedge-shaped ocean layers, modeling conditions on the continental shelf, have been studied at the Naval Postgraduate School in the last few years using the method of images. These studies are carried further in the present work. This method is implemented in different environmental conditions. This thesis examines the influence of several parameters on the sound field for downslope propagation in a wedge-shaped fluid of speed of sound c2 overlying a slow bottom of speed of sound c1. Keywords Method of images, Shallow water acoustics, and Acoustic propagation.