Units: 1.5, Hours: 3-0
An introduction to ocean science through the window of underwater sound, with applications to physical, biological and geological processes in the ocean. The main subjects treated are the effects of boundaries (sea surface and bottom) and the water-column sound speed profile, sound sources in the ocean, transducers and hydrophones, and basic sound propagation models (ray theory and the sonar equations). Applications include ocean acoustic tomography, fisheries science, marine mammal acoustics, sea floor mapping, and marine seismic exploration and surveying.
Note: Normally offered in alternate years. Students are advised to consult with the department to determine when this is offered.
Prerequisites: 110, 120; two of MATH 100, 101, 102, 151; one of PHYS 102, 112, or 120.
Undergraduate course in Earth and Ocean Sciences offered by the School of Earth and Ocean Sciences in the Faculty of Science.