Resonances in Acoustic Bottom Reflection and Their Relation to the Ocean Bottom Properties
We have initiated a program to study the resonances in the acoustic reflection coefficient of a layered ocean bottom, patterned after the resonances of sound reflection from a fluid or elastic layers1,2. Computer programs have been written for obtaining the reflection coefficient from multilayered fluid or elastic media, with constant or linearly depth-dependent sound velocities in each layer. Resonances are evident in the reflection coefficient both as functions of frequency and of angle of incidence, and are shown to depend on the properties of the layered ocean bottom. Results will be presented in the form of three-dimensional graphs.
KeywordsReflection Coefficient Critical Angle Ocean Bottom Resonance Position Angle Resonance
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