We present a parabolic approximation that incorporates reflection. With this approximation, there is no need to solve the parabolic equation for a coupled pair of solutions consisting of the incident and reflected waves. Rather, this approximation uses a synthetic wave whose spectral components manifest the incident and reflected waves.
- Pub Date:
- September 1999
- Physics - Atmospheric and Oceanic Physics
- 4 pages, LaTeX 2.09. No figures. Key words: ocean acoustics, parabolic approximation, parabolic equation, backscatter, propagation