This three-day course is designed for engineers, physicists, acousticians, climate scientists, and managers who wish to enhance their understanding of this discipline or become familiar with how the ocean environment can affect their individual applications. Examples of remote sensing of the ocean, in situ ocean observing systems and actual examples from recent oceanographic cruises are given.
The students will be able to access educational Java applets to visualize waves and key acoustic phenomena: Click here to view
Other web-based resources include acoustic demonstration podcasts and iPod apps to conduct acoustic measurements. The student will also be armed with Internet resources for up-to-date information on sonar systems, undersea sound propagation models, and environmental databases. The student will leave with a clear understanding of how the ocean influences undersea sound propagation and scattering.