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Modelling of sediment bottom propagation using ray theory

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Author: Schippers, P.
Publisher: Nexus Media Ltd
Place: Swanley, Kent
Institution: TNO Fysisch en Elektronisch Laboratorium
Source:UDT 1996 - Conference Proceedings Undersea Defence Technology, 2-4 July 1996, London, UK, 43-47
Identifier: 94899
Keywords: Physics · Underwater sound propagation · Ray acoustics · Sediments · Shallow water · Modelling · Propagation loss


In particular for shallow water environments, propagation through the sediment bottom is often of much-importance for the propagation in the water column. This mechanism was modelled recently using ray paths in stead of full wave modelling. Generally bottom interaction of sound will occur