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Effect of Seabed Topography Change on Sound Ray Propagation—A Simulation Study

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Variation of ocean environmental parameters is important to sound ray propagation. This article studies the problem of sound ray propagation in seawater by BELLHOP ray model. The sensitivities of sound ray propagation to the variations of seabed topography and depth of sound source by simulation. The results show that the depth variation of sound source is the main cause for emerging and disappearing of surface sound channel, accumulation area and deep sound channel. The deviation of sound ray propagation is in accordance with seabed topography change.

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N. Dong, Y. Zhang and J. Zhang, "Effect of Seabed Topography Change on Sound Ray Propagation—A Simulation Study," Open Journal of Acoustics, Vol. 2 No. 1, 2012, pp. 25-33. doi: 10.4236/oja.2012.21003.


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