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Authored by four internationally-renowned scientists, this volume covers 20 years of progress in computational ocean acoustics and presents the latest numerical techniques used in solving the wave equation in heterogeneous fluid-solid media. The authors detail various computational schemes and illustrate many of the fundamental propagation features via 2-D colour displays. This textbook is for students and researchers in applied mathematics, geology, geophysics, ocean engineering, and acoustics.
From the contents: Fundamentals of Ocean Acoustics: Sound Propagation in the Ocean. Bottom Loss.- Wave Propagation Theory: Homogeneous Media. Layered Media and Waveguides.- Ray Methods: Mathematical Derivation. Ray Anomalies: Caustics and Shadow Zones.- Wavenumber Integration Techniques: Numerical Solution of the Depth Equation. Wavenumber Integration.- Normal Modes: A Deep Water Problem: the Munk Profile. Normal Modes for Range-Dependent Environments.- Parabolic Equations: Derivation of Parabolic Equations. Solutions by FFTs.- Finite Differences and Finite Elements: Finite-Element Methods. Boundary-Element Methods.- Broadband Modeling: Time-Domain Solutions. Seismic Interface Waves.- Ambient Noise: Surface Noise in a Stratified Ocean. Surface Noise in a Three-Dimensional Ocean.- Signals in Noise. Plane-Wave Beamforming. Simulating Matched-Field Processing.
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From the reviews: "Many practical suggestions and tips; the examples are meaningful and the illustrations are effective ! Destined to become a classic reference that any serious practitioner of ocean acoustics cannot afford to ignore." Revue de Livre