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Experimental Acoustic Inversion Methods for Exploration of the Shallow Water Environment

  • A. Caiti
  • J.-P. Hermand
  • S. M. Jesus
  • M. B. Porter

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. O. C. Rodríguez, S. M. Jesus, Y. Stephan, X. Demoulin, M. B. Porter, E. F. Coelho
    Pages 1-18
  3. Y. Stéphan, X. Démoulin, T. Folégot, S. M. Jesus, M. B. Porter, E. Coelho
    Pages 19-38
  4. N. R. Chapman, L. Jaschke, A. D. Kennedy
    Pages 51-71
  5. Ahmad T. Abawi, Newell O. Booth, Phil Schey, Paul Baxley, W. S. Hodgkiss
    Pages 73-89
  6. John P. Ianniello, J. Matthew Tattersall
    Pages 91-106
  7. Michael B. Porter, Sergio M. Jesus, Yann Stéphan, Xavier Démoulin, Emanuel Coelho
    Pages 107-123
  8. I. Karasalo, J. Hovem
    Pages 161-176
  9. Peter H. Rogers, Ji-Xun Zhou, Xue-Zhen Zhang, Fenghua Li
    Pages 219-234
  10. G. Rossi, G. Madrussani, A. L. Vesnaver
    Pages 235-248
  11. J.-P. Hermand, P. Boni, E. Michelozzi, P. Guerrini, M. Agate, A. Borruso et al.
    Pages 263-286
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 287-293

About this book


In recent years, research on acoustic remote sensing of the ocean has evolved considerably, especially in studying complex physical and biological processes in shallow water environments. To review the state of the art, an international workshop was held at Carvoeiro, Portugal, in March 1999, bringing together leading international researchers in the field. In contrast to much of the recent theoretical work, emphasis was placed on the experimental validation of the techniques. This volume, based on presentations at this workshop, summarizes a range of diverse and innovative applications.
The invited contributions explore the use of acoustics to measure bottom properties and morphology, as well as to probe buried objects within the sediment. Within the water column, sound is applied to imaging of oceanographic features such as currents and tides or monitoring of marine life. Another key theme is the use of sound to solve geometric inverse problems for precise tracking of undersea vehicles.
Audience: This volume should be useful both to the novice seeking an introduction to the field and to advanced researchers interested in the latest developments in acoustic sensing of the ocean environment.
The workshop was sponsored by the Fundação para a Ciêcia e a Tecnologia (Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology).


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Editors and affiliations

  • A. Caiti
    • 1
  • J.-P. Hermand
    • 2
  • S. M. Jesus
    • 3
  • M. B. Porter
    • 4
  1. 1.DIIUniversity of SienaItaly
  2. 2.SACLANT Undersea Research CentreLa SpeziaItaly
  3. 3.UCEHUniversity of AlgarveFaroPortugal
  4. 4.Science Applications International Corp.San DiegoUSA

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