Study of Ocean Bottom Interactions With Acoustic Waves by a New Elastic Wave Propagation Algorithm and an Energy Flow Analysis Technique
CALIFORNIA UNIV SANTA CRUZ
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The long-term goal is to develop a new method and the code to simulate 3D acousticelastic wave propagation and interaction with the ocean water and ocean bottom environment. The method will be applied to numerical simulations and imaging to study the wavesea-bottom interaction, energy partitioning, scattering mechanism and other problems that are crucial for many ocean bottom-surveying techniques. Our understanding on shallow water acoustic wave propagation and its interaction with sediments can be improved. Objectives are to improve and develop the ECS Elastic Complex-Screen, a new one-way elastic wave propagation method, and apply it to the ocean bottom environment to study the elasto-acoustic wave propagation in complex laterally heterogeneous media, including rough interface and random volume heterogeneity.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography