North Pacific Acoustic Laboratory: Scripps Institution of Oceanography
SCRIPPS INSTITUTION OF OCEANOGRAPHY LA JOLLA CA
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The North Pacific Acoustic Laboratory NPAL program is intended to improve our understanding of i the basic physics of low-frequency, broadband propagation in deep water, including the effects of oceanographic variability on signal stability and coherence, ii the structure of the ambient noise field in deep water at low frequencies, and iii the extent to which acoustic methods, together with other measurements and coupled with ocean modeling, can yield estimates of the time-evolving ocean state useful for acoustic predictions. The goal is to determine the fundamental limits to signal processing in deep water imposed by ocean processes, enabling advanced signal processing techniques to capitalize on the three-dimensional character of the sound and noise fields.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography