Ocean Acoustic Tomography: A Primer
The purpose of this paper is to survey the ocean observing technique known as ocean acoustic tomography, the term ‘tomography’ having been chosen to highlight a functional analogy with computer-assisted tomography (CAT) in medicine. The method was proposed by Munk and Wunsch (1979), and its practitioners, results and ramifications have since proliferated; it seems certain to be an active means of obtaining large-scale information about ocean circulation for some time to come.
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