Wednesday, January 29, 1986 4:00 p.m.
Applied Research Laboratories
The University of Texas at Austin
The mathematical aspects of applying classical ray theory to describe acoustic interaction with the seafloor are developed. An integral solution of the time independent wave equation for a point source is first developed. Stationary phase approximations are made on the bottom interacting contributions. In this way we obtain ray paths both reflecting off the surface of the sediment and penetrating into the sediment.