The Effects of Sediment Properties on Low Frequency Acoustic Propagation
RHODE ISLAND UNIV NARRAGANSETT DEPT OF OCEAN ENGINEERING
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Our work focuses on understanding the frequency and depth dependence of compressional wave attenuation and developing new inversion schemes for shear wave properties. Our initial investigations have indicated that water-borne acoustic arrival properties such as their Airy Phase are sensitive to sediment shear properties. Our major emphasis this year has been to develop and test inversion schemes for simultaneous estimation of compressional and shear properties. The long term goals of our research are to Improve inversion schemes for the estimation of sediment geoacoustic properties using low frequency broadband acoustic signals at short and long ranges. Continue fine-tuning our Shear Measurement System, recently developed under a DURIP grant, for short range interfaceScholte wave-based inversions for shear properties. Adapt our long range sediment tomography technique for compressional and shear wave speeds, and attenuation profiles utilizing the broadband Combustive Sound Source CSS developed at the Applied Research Laboratories ARL, University of Texas.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography