Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Science in Ocean Engineering




Ocean Engineering

First Advisor

James H. Miller


Acoustic modeling was used to predict ray paths for a future experiment at the Atlantis II seamount, part of the New England Seamount Chain. Historical sound speed data from the area around the Atlantis II Seamounts was analyzed to build the acoustic prediction model. The results of the prediction model produced propagation paths for various sound speed profiles (SSP)s. The model was used to assist in the placement of acoustic sensors prior to the experiment. The acoustic environment varies significantly due to the seamount's location and the presence of the Gulf Stream. The model has been designed to accept the most recent SSP obtained by the team onboard the research vessel to determine the final placement of the sound sources based on the ray paths calculated by the model.



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