Coupled Mode Problems for Bottom Interacting Sound and Coupled Mode Problems for Bottom Interacting Sound: Student Support (Assert)
WASHINGTON UNIV SEATTLE APPLIED PHYSICS LAB
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The long-term goal of this research is to improve our ability to model and predict VLF acoustic propagation in shallow water with particular emphasis on the range dependence of the medium and the geoacoustic properties of the bottom, and to quantify the various factors affecting the overall acoustic energy budget in shallow water propagation. Our scientific objectives are to incorporate the effects of sediment anisotropy, strong sediment attenuation, and the effects of both deterministic and stochastic medium properties into a local coupled mode propagation model, and to develop accurate theory and robust numerical algorithms for the shallow water propagation problem.