Ocean Acoustic Monitoring: Acoustic Tomography,
WOODS HOLE OCEANOGRAPHIC INSTITUTION MA
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An acoustic method for monitoring mesoscale ocean features over basin wide areas, known as acoustic tomography, is being developed. This paper describes the principles of the technique, and the specialized equipments designed to meet stringent technical requirements. We also present results of recent experiments, forerunners of a full-scale system deployment, that demonstrate the feasibility of the method.