Bubble Clustering in the Ocean and Acoustic Implications
Final technical rept. 14 May 2007-30 Sep 2008
NEW HAMPSHIRE UNIV DURHAM CENTER FOR COASTAL AND OCEAN MAPPING (CCOM)
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This research is intended to further the understanding of how high-frequency acoustic fields interact with bubble clouds in highly dynamic environments e.g., in ship wakes or near the ocean surface. The results of this type of research can be used to help refine high frequency sonar performance models, to select optimal sonar frequencies, and to refine detection and classification routines. The results of this research can also be used to refine acoustic inversion techniques for estimating parameters related to bubble clouds in the ocean e.g., void fraction, bubble size distribution.