Fundamentals of Ocean Acoustics

  • Leonid Brekhovskikh
  • Yury Lysanov
Conference proceedings

Part of the Springer Series in Electrophysics book series (SSEP, volume 8)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. Leonid Brekhovskikh, Yury Lysanov
    Pages 1-31
  3. Leonid Brekhovskikh, Yury Lysanov
    Pages 32-46
  4. Leonid Brekhovskikh, Yury Lysanov
    Pages 91-108
  5. Leonid Brekhovskikh, Yury Lysanov
    Pages 109-138
  6. Leonid Brekhovskikh, Yury Lysanov
    Pages 139-156
  7. Leonid Brekhovskikh, Yury Lysanov
    Pages 157-172
  8. Leonid Brekhovskikh, Yury Lysanov
    Pages 173-207
  9. Leonid Brekhovskikh, Yury Lysanov
    Pages 208-229
  10. Leonid Brekhovskikh, Yury Lysanov
    Pages 230-240
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 241-252

About these proceedings


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.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Leonid Brekhovskikh
    • 1
  • Yury Lysanov
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Oceanology, Physics of Atmosphere and GeographyUSSR Academy of SciencesMoskowUSSR
  2. 2.Acoustics Institute USSRAcademy of SciencesMoskowUSSR

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1982
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-02344-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-02342-6
  • Series Print ISSN 0172-5734
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