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Volume 254, 2021XII International Conference “Solar-Terrestrial Relations and Physics of Earthquake Precursors”
|Number of page(s)||6|
|Section||Geophysical Fields and their Interactions|
|Published online||08 November 2021|
Operation of a multi-frequency parametric sidescan sonar in an ice waveguide
Southern Federal University, Taganrog, Russia
2 Harbin Engineering University, China
* Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
Published online: 8 November 2021
Hydroacoustic systems for mineral exploration, solving engineering problems and monitoring the ecological state of the world’s oceans are currently being intensively developed. However, the practical use of hydroacoustic systems for solving the problems under consideration, operating in the traditional mode, has some significant limitations. These restrictions are largely related to the state of the marine areas in which such work is carried out. Especially little is known about the patterns of propagation and interaction of acoustic waves in marine basins with ice cover. These areas are rich in minerals and intensive shipping is developing in them. Therefore, an important place in acoustic research is occupied by the study of the acoustic properties of the ice cover of the polar regions of the Earth. This is determined by the fact that the ice sheet is a unique constantly collapsing and renewable natural system. In this regard, the conditions for the propagation of acoustic waves are changing. More than 70% of the Arctic basin is covered with ice, the lower boundary of which has significant irregularities with a standard deviation of up to 3 m, so the scattering of acoustic waves at such a boundary is significant and different at different frequencies. The formation of the acoustic field of the hydroacoustic systems used in these conditions is quite complex. Therefore, the task of assessing changes in the characteristics of the field and the use of appropriate hydroacoustic systems for their effective use is urgent.
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