Ocean Acoustic Tomography: A Primer

  • Robert A. Knox
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (ASIC, volume 284)


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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Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert A. Knox
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  1. 1.Scripps Institution of Oceanography A-030University of CaliforniaSan Diego, La JollaUSA

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