Measurement of the spatial distribution of temperature and velocity in lakes using Acoustic Tomography. [ 2004 - 2005 ]

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Researchers Prof J ImbergerProf G D'AntonaProf DM Farmer

Brief description This project will investigate the use of acoustic tomography in lakes to continuously measure the lake-wide distribution of temperature and velocity. The challenges with lake acoustic tomography are the accuracy required in the travel time measurements over shorter distances, acoustic losses due to reflections and ensuring enough rays travel through the thermocline, the region of greatest interest in lakes. A pilot experiment in a deep lake will investigate the quality of travel time measurements computed from rays travelling through the thermocline of a strongly stratified lake. This has wide applications for the water quality management of lakes and reservoirs.

Funding Amount $230,000

Funding Scheme Discovery Projects

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