Acoustic Tomography

A day in the life of an acoustic tomography mooring

The link below describes the deployment of an acoustic tomography source/receiver mooring from the R/V Revelle. This mooring was deployed for the Hawaiian Ocean Mixing Experiment (H.O.M.E.) project. The page shows various stages of mooring deployment in a series of photos with extended captions.
A Day in the Life of an Acoustic Tomography Mooring

A review paper from the OceanObs'09 conference, Venice, Italy

For the 2009 OceanObs conference in Venice, Italy we wrote a followup review paper to the OceanObs'99 conference. The community white paper updates quite a lot of review material. The reference for this paper is:

Dushaw, B., W. Au, A. Beszczynska-Möller, R. Brainard, B. D. Cornuelle, T. Duda, M. Dzieciuch, A. Forbes, L. Freitag, J.-C. Gascard, A. Gavrilov, J. Gould, B. Howe, S. R. Jayne, O. M. Johannessen, J. F. Lynch, D. Martin, D. Menemenlis, P. Mikhalevsky, J. H. Miller, S. E. Moore, W. H. Munk, J. Nystuen, R. I. Odom, J. Orcutt, T. Rossby, H. Sagen, S. Sandven, J. Simmen, E. Skarsoulis, B. Southall, K. Stafford, R. Stephen, K. J. Vigness-Raposa, S. Vinogradov, K. B. Wong, P. F. Worcester, C. Wunsch, 2010. A Global Ocean Acoustic Observing Network, In Proceedings of OceanObs’09: Sustained Ocean Observations and Information for Society (Vol. 2), Venice, Italy, 21-25 September 2009, Hall, J., Harrison, D.E. & Stammer, D., Eds., ESA Publication WPP-306.

A review paper from the OceanObs'99 conference, St. Rafael, France

During 1999-2 an international collaboration wrote a paper for the OceanObs '99 conference held in St. Rafael, FR in the fall of 1999. The manuscript was prepared for the proceedings of the conference. The white paper includes a great deal of review material. (March 2001/Final version December 2001) (8MB pdf file). The reference for this paper is:

Dushaw, B. D., G. Bold, C.-S. Chui, J. Colosi, B. Cornuelle, Y. Desaubies, M. Dzieciuch, A. Forbes, F. Gaillard, J. Gould, B. Howe, M. Lawrence, J. Lynch, D. Menemenlis, J. Mercer, P. Mikhaelvsky, W. Munk, I. Nakano, F. Schott, U. Send, R. Spindel, T. Terre, P. Worcester, and C. Wunsch, 2001. "Observing the ocean in the 2000's: A strategy for the role of acoustic tomography in ocean climate observation" in Observing the Oceans in the 21st Century, edited by C. J. Koblinsky and N. R. Smith (GODAE Project Office and Bureau of Meteorology, Melbourne), pp. 391-418.

A poster reviewing past applications of tomography and future directions

Bruce Howe and I put together a generic poster for tomography based on the OceanObs paper . You can download this 8 MB POSTER as a pdf file. It is set up to print a 36"X72" poster. This poster was completed in 2001.

Representers for tomography and a shallow-water ocean model

Class notes on representers for acoustic tomography and a shallow-water ocean model. These notes stem from work I did while attending Andrew Bennett's summer school on data assimilation during summer 1999. The document was written in December 1999.    Representers for Tomography  (272 KB pdf file)


Other tools (ray tracing code, a MATLAB-based GUI for acoustic propagation) may be found under Miscellaneous.