Fundamentals of Shallow Water Acoustics

  • Boris Katsnelson
  • Valery Petnikov
  • James Lynch

Part of the The Underwater Acoustics Series book series (UA)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Boris Katsnelson, Valery Petnikov, James Lynch
    Pages 1-16
  3. Boris Katsnelson, Valery Petnikov, James Lynch
    Pages 17-77
  4. Boris Katsnelson, Valery Petnikov, James Lynch
    Pages 79-144
  5. Boris Katsnelson, Valery Petnikov, James Lynch
    Pages 145-191
  6. Boris Katsnelson, Valery Petnikov, James Lynch
    Pages 193-237
  7. Boris Katsnelson, Valery Petnikov, James Lynch
    Pages 239-266
  8. Boris Katsnelson, Valery Petnikov, James Lynch
    Pages 267-304
  9. Boris Katsnelson, Valery Petnikov, James Lynch
    Pages 305-362
  10. Boris Katsnelson, Valery Petnikov, James Lynch
    Pages 363-395
  11. Boris Katsnelson, Valery Petnikov, James Lynch
    Pages 397-423
  12. Boris Katsnelson, Valery Petnikov, James Lynch
    Pages 425-437
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 439-540

About this book

Introduction

Shallow water acoustics (SWA), the study of how low and medium frequency sound propagates and scatters on the continental shelves of the world's oceans, has both technical interest and a large number of practical applications. Technically, shallow water poses an interesting medium for the study of acoustic scattering, inverse theory, and propagation physics in a complicated oceanic waveguide. Practically, shallow water acoustics has interest for geophysical exploration, marine mammal studies, and naval applications. Additionally, one notes the very interdisciplinary nature of shallow water acoustics, including acoustical physics, physical oceanography, marine geology, and marine biology. In this specialized volume, the authors, all of whom have extensive at-sea experience in U.S. and Russian research efforts, have tried to summarize the main experimental, theoretical, and computational results in shallow water acoustics, with an emphasis on providing physical insight into the topics presented.

Keywords

Acoustic waveguide Coastal oceanography Continental shelf Shallow water acoustics applications Shallow water acoustics book marine bioacoustics physical oceanography properties of sea water underwater acoustics

Authors and affiliations

  • Boris Katsnelson
    • 1
  • Valery Petnikov
    • 2
  • James Lynch
    • 3
  1. 1.Voronezh State UniversityVoronezhRussia
  2. 2.Russian Academy of SciencesA.M. Prokhorov General Physics InstituteMoscowRussia
  3. 3.Woods Hole Oceanographic InstitutionWoods HoleUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-9777-7
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4419-9776-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4419-9777-7
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