Transmission Loss Variability in Shallow Water

  • John E. Allen
Part of the NATO Conference Series book series (NATOCS, volume 5)


Bathymetry, sediment type and sediment thickness information is required to explain the variability of transmission loss in shallow water. Bathymetry and sediment charts may indicate uniform sediment type and relatively uniform bathymetry in shallow water. This uniformity leads to transmission loss estimates with little, if any spatial variability. Incorporating sediment thickness into model predictions explains much of the variability which is observed in experiments. Data and model results are presented.


Shallow Water Sound Speed Transmission Loss Sound Propagation Ocean Bottom 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • John E. Allen
    • 1
  1. 1.U.S. Naval Oceanographic OfficeBay St. LouisUSA

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