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Fundamentals of Ocean Acoustics

Authors: Brekhovskikh, L., Lysanov, Y.

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The continents of our planet have already been exploited to a great extent. Therefore man is turning his sight to the vast spaciousness of the ocean whose resources - mineral, biological, energetic, and others - are just beginning to be used. The ocean is being intensively studied. Our notions about the dynam­ ics of ocean waters and their role in forming the Earth's climate as well as about the structure of the ocean bottom have substantially changed during the last two decades. An outstanding part in this accelerated exploration of the ocean is played by ocean acoustics. Only sound waves can propagate in water over large distances. Practically all kinds of telemetry, communication, location, and re­ mote sensing of water masses and the ocean bottom use sound waves. Propa­ gating over thousands of kilometers in the ocean, they bring information on earthquakes, eruptions of volcanoes, and distant storms. Projects using acoustical tomography systems for exploration of the ocean are presently be­ ing developed. Each of these systems will allow us to determine the three-di­ mensional structure of water masses in regions as large as millions of square kilometers.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)
  • The Ocean as an Acoustic Medium

    Pages 1-31

    Brekhovskikh, Professor Dr. Leonid (et al.)

  • Ray Theory of the Sound Field in the Ocean

    Pages 32-46

    Brekhovskikh, Professor Dr. Leonid (et al.)

  • Reflection of Sound from the Surface and Bottom of the Ocean. Plane Waves

    Pages 47-67

    Brekhovskikh, Professor Dr. Leonid (et al.)

  • Reflection of Sound from the Surface and Bottom of the Ocean. Point Source

    Pages 68-90

    Brekhovskikh, Professor Dr. Leonid (et al.)

  • Propagation of Sound in Shallow Water

    Pages 91-108

    Brekhovskikh, Professor Dr. Leonid (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Fundamentals of Ocean Acoustics
Authors
Series Title
Springer Series in Electronics and Photonics
Series Volume
8
Copyright
1982
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-662-02342-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-662-02342-6
Series ISSN
0172-5734
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 252
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