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Application Of Coherence Formulations In Ocean Acoustic Experiments
Author(s): John J. McCoy
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Paper Abstract

The potential limitation of a stochastic volume scatter on large aperture, ocean acoustic systems has resulted in the development of propagation and scattering models formulated in terms of two-point coherence functions. By incorporating two additional features, these models can be regarded as generalizations of those originally developed for a similar application, but which involved electromagnetic signals in the atmosphere. One feature is an inhomogeneous background medium, resulting in an acoustic channel, which is a necessary input in discussing long-range propagation. The second is an extreme anisotropy which characterizes the scattering mechanism operative in the ocean. The models are discussed in physical terms; and the differences effected by the above-described factors are emphasized.

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Date Published: 25 October 1979
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0194, Applications of Optical Coherence, (25 October 1979); doi: 10.1117/12.957912
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John J. McCoy, The Catholic University of America (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0194:
Applications of Optical Coherence
William H. Carter, Editor(s)

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