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Department of Physics and Astronomy
University of Mississippi


Event Information:

  • Tue

    Colloquium: Underwater Sound Propagation in Estuarine Environments

    4:00 pmLewis Hall 101

    Zheguang Zou
    National Center for Physical Acoustics
    University of Mississippi

    Underwater Sound Propagation in Estuarine Environments

    Estuaries are shallow-water regions that are highly dynamic due to a variety of environmental variability, such as tidal flow, water mixing,
    wind-driven water surface waves, etc. The environmental variability has significant effect on underwater sound propagation and acoustic
    communication. This talk will present some of these effects in the Delaware bay. The examinations include water-column variations due to tidal
    dynamics, and surface variations due to wind-wave dynamics. The results gain insight into the link between physical environments and underwater
    acoustic fields, suggesting the demanding of next-generation underwater acoustic communication systems for dynamic oceans.