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Validation of adjoint-generated environmental gradients for the acoustic monitoring of a shallow water area
Meyer, M.; Hermand, J.-P.; Berrada, M.; Asch, M. (2008). Validation of adjoint-generated environmental gradients for the acoustic monitoring of a shallow water area. J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 123(5): 3510. dx.doi.org/10.1121/1.2934408
In: Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. American Institute of Physics: New York, etc.. ISSN 0001-4966, more
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  • Meyer, M.
  • Hermand, J.-P., more
  • Berrada, M.
  • Asch, M.

Abstract
    In the framework of the recent Maritime Rapid Environmental Assessment sea trial MREA07/BP'07 [Le Gac&Hermand, 2007] that was conducted in the same area south of the island of Elba as the earlier Yellow Shark trial (YS94), this paper examines the original YS94 acoustic data and the recent MREA07 oceanographic data to demonstrate adjoint-based acoustic monitoring of environmental parameters in Mediterranean shallow waters. First, adjoint-generated environmental gradients are validated for the application in geoacoustic inversion where the bottom acoustic parameters of the YS94 layered seabed are determined from the long-range waterborne propagation of a multi-frequency signal. Then, for the application in ocean acoustic tomography, the temporal variability of the MREA07/BP'07 oceanographic data is analyzed in terms of empirical orthogonal functions and the adjoint-based inversion scheme is used to track the time-varying sound speed profile of the experimental transect.

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