Frequency shifts of the sound field interference pattern on oceanic shelf in summer conditions Academic Article uri icon


  • Considerable shifts Delta f/I center dot a parts per thousand 10(-1) of the low-frequency sound field interference pattern in the frequency domain, associated with barotropic tide and internal tidal waves, were observed in the Shallow Water’06 experiment on the New Jersey shelf in the summer of 2006. The acoustic frequency shifts appear to be strongly dependent on the modes of the sound field. By examining different modal structure, it is possible to analyze the overall interference pattern and find which part is more sensitive either to the surface tide or the internal waves. This feature can be exploited to acoustically monitor tidal waves of different kinds.

publication date

  • May 2011