Ocean Acoustic Tomography: A review and survey


01-1452562178-217266.jpgBruce M. Howe received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in mechanical engineering and engineering science, respectively, in 1978 from Stanford University and the Ph.D. degree in oceanography from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego, in 1986. From 1986 to 2008 he worked at the Applied Physics Laboratory and is presently Professor and Chair of the Ocean and Resources Engineering Department at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

He has worked on many ocean acoustic tomography projects, including Moving Ship Tomography, Acoustic Thermometry of Ocean Climate (ATOC) and the North Pacific Acoustic Laboratory (NPAL). Howe helped establish on-going Ocean Observatories efforts, and is working on fixed infrastructure (e.g., cable systems and moorings), mobile platforms (e.g., gliders as navigation/communications nodes and acoustic receivers), and hybrids (e.g., moored vertical profilers). A long-term goal is to integrate acoustics systems in ocean observing for navigation, communications, timing, and science applications.

In recent work, acoustic Seagliders were flown in the Philippine Sea to test long-range navigation and to determine if they could be used as mobile receivers for tomography.

Guest Lectuer: Bruce M. Howe, Dept. of Ocean and Resources Engineering, University of Hawaii, Manoa.

Date and Time:  10:00am-12:00am, Jan. 13, 2016   

Location: Room 117Information Science & Electronic Engineering Building, Yuquan Campus

Audience: Faculty/Staff, Students

Category: Lecture

Sponsor: College of Information Science & Electronic Engineering, Zhejiang University


Admission: Free