Publish Date: 2006
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This volume contains the collection of papers from the second workshop on Experimental Acoustic Inversion Techniques for Exploration of the Shallow Water Environment. Acoustic techniques provide the most effective means for remote sensing of ocean and sea floor processes, and for probing the structure beneath the sea floor. No other energy propagates as efficiently in the ocean: radio waves and visible light are severely limited in range because the ocean is a highly conductive medium. However, sound from breaking waves and coastal shipping can be heard throughout the ocean, and marine mammals communicate acoustically over basin scale distances.
Subject: Earth and Environmental Science, Coast, Experimental methods, Geo informations systeme, Inverse problems, Marine environment, Ocean, Sea, Shallow water, Underwater acoustics, Wave, marine, remote sensing