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Three-Dimensional Acoustic Travel-Time Tomography of the Atmosphere

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Abstract:

Acoustic travel-time tomography is a remote technique that can be used for reconstruction of temperature and wind velocity fields in the atmosphere. In the literature, results of two-dimensional tomography of the atmosphere have been reported so far. This paper presents an algorithm for reconstruction of temperature and wind velocity fields in three-dimensional tomography. In the algorithm, stratification of the atmosphere is taken into account explicitly. This allows high accurate reconstruction of stratified mean temperature and wind velocity fields. The fields of fluctuations are reconstructed with the use of three-dimensional time-dependent stochastic inversion. Estimation of the errors of reconstruction is also presented. A numerical experiment with large-eddy simulation is used to confirm the efficiency of the developed theory.

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3813/AAA.918042

Publication date: 2008-05-01

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  • Acta Acustica united with Acustica, published together with the European Acoustics Association (EAA), is an international, peer-reviewed journal on acoustics. It publishes original articles on all subjects in the field of acoustics, such as general linear acoustics, nonlinear acoustics, macrosonics, flow acoustics, atmospheric sound, underwater sound, ultrasonics, physical acoustics, structural acoustics, noise control, active control, environmental noise, building acoustics, room acoustics, acoustic materials, acoustic signal processing, computational and numerical acoustics, hearing, audiology and psychoacoustics, speech, musical acoustics, electroacoustics, auditory quality of systems. It reports on original scientific research in acoustics and on engineering applications. The journal considers scientific papers, technical and applied papers, book reviews, short communications, doctoral thesis abstracts, etc. In irregular intervals also special issues and review articles are published.
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