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Department of Physics and Astronomy
University of Mississippi

Dr. Richard Raspet

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Office: 2018 NCPA
Phone: (662) 915-5888

Degrees Earned

  • Ph.D., 1975, University of Mississippi


  • Research Associate, University of Mississippi, 1976
  • Assistant Professor, University of Mississippi, 1976-78
  • Physicist, U.S. Army ConstructionEngineering Research Laboratory, 1978-87
  • Associate Professor, University of Mississippi, 1987-94
  • Professor, University of Mississippi, 1994-


  • Fellow, Acoustical Society of America, 1985
  • Corps of Engineers Researcher of the Year, 1986
  • Distinguished Faculty Fellow, 2006

Research Interests

My principal research interest lies in the field of outdoor sound
propagation. Recent research has concentrated on improving outdoor sound
measurements by reducing wind noise in measurement microphones. We are
developing quantitative methods of predicting wind noise contributions
from measurements of the wind speed fluctuations. This work combines
meteorology, fluid dynamics and acoustics to develop and validate theoretical
expressions. An extensive measurement program has been very successful in
identifying inaccurate and wrong theories that have appeared in the literature.