Acoustical Physics

, Volume 53, Issue 3, pp 417–420

Sound propagation in an unstable atmospheric layer


  • K. A. Naugolnykh
    • NOAA, ESRL/University of Colorado
  • S. A. Rybak
    • Andreev Acoustics Institute
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DOI: 10.1134/S1063771007030153

Cite this article as:
Naugolnykh, K.A. & Rybak, S.A. Acoust. Phys. (2007) 53: 417. doi:10.1134/S1063771007030153


The equation of sound propagation in an unstable medium produced by the presence of supersaturated water vapor in it, which can appear in a hurricane area, is derived. This equation takes into account the effects of sound velocity dispersion, amplification, damping, and nonlinear effects. Some solutions to this equation are presented, illustrating the specific features of sound propagation in an unstable medium.

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