Developing a Model for Horizontal Array Coherence in the Presence of Random Linear Internal Waves
OCEANS 2015 - Genova
The resolution of a horizontal array in shallow water is limited by the environmental variability introduced by several oceanographic processes. The present work exercises a numerical model for how one oceanographic process, nearly linear internal waves, affects array coherence. As the linear internal waves can be represented as a random process, the model is statistical and calculates the mean coherence length. Three results from William Carey's pioneering work [J. Acoust. Soc. Am., vol. 104, pp. 831-837, 1998] are examined: an analytical model for the array correlation function, the weak dependence of coherence length on source-receiver range, and scenarios where linear internal waves can produce a coherence length of approximately 30 wavelengths.
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D. Rouseff and A. A. Lunkov, "Developing a model for horizontal array coherence in the presence of random linear internal waves," OCEANS 2015 - Genova, Genoa, 2015, pp. 1-4.