The aim of this well-funded PhD project is to develop models for underwater sound propagation through a moving inhomogeneous ocean, with an emphasis on enhancing the understanding of critical dynamic aspects. There is a lack of clarity within current literature as to the optimal representation of these dynamic phenomena within models, even for simplified two-dimensional cases. This project will address that issue by providing new insights that will also facilitate the development of three-dimensional and full four-dimensional, time-dependent propagation models.
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The student will be based in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Liverpool and will have the opportunity to interact across different research communities including the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) and the University of Liverpool’s EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Distributed Algorithms. The student will be supervised by Dr Stewart Haslinger and Dr Daniel Colquitt at the University of Liverpool and by Dr Duncan Williams at the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory. The project will include spending time at Dstl for a total of at least 3 months over the course of the 4-year PhD. The expected start date is September/October 2021.