Separation of acoustic multipaths in Saanich Inlet


  • D. DiIorio Dept. of Phys., Victoria Univ., BC, Canada
  • D.M. Farmer Dept. of Phys., Victoria Univ., BC, Canada


acoustic arrays, acoustic wave propagation, oceanographic regions, oceanographic techniques, underwater sound, acoustic scintillation, AD 1989, ocean structure, coastal waters, oceanographic processes, current, turbulent structure, British Columbia, Canada, Saanich Inlet, stratified fjord, acoustic propagation, turbulent tidal channel


Acoustical scintillation measurements can provide a basis for determining the properties of ocean structure in coastal waters and can be used as a tool to remotely measure oceanographic processes (e.g. current and turbulent structure) which differ markedly from processes in the open ocean. A scintillation experiment in 1989 was carried out in a coastal environment in British Columbia, Canada in order to relate acoustic characteristics to the oceanography. The experimental site was Saanich Inlet which is a deep (220 m), quiescent (maximum currents 10 cm.s-1) and stratified fjord. The goal is to compare acoustic propagation through this relatively undisturbed, coastal environment with previous measurements in a turbulent tidal channel



How to Cite

DiIorio D, Farmer D. Separation of acoustic multipaths in Saanich Inlet. Canadian Acoustics [Internet]. 1992Sep.1 [cited 2021May17];20(3):63-4. Available from:



Proceedings of the Acoustics Week in Canada