Using Rigorous Ray Tracing to Incorporate Reflection into the Parabolic Approximation
Abstract
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.
 Publication:

arXiv eprints
 Pub Date:
 September 1999
 arXiv:
 arXiv:physics/9909001
 Bibcode:
 1999physics...9001F
 Keywords:

 Physics  Atmospheric and Oceanic Physics
 EPrint:
 4 pages, LaTeX 2.09. No figures. Key words: ocean acoustics, parabolic approximation, parabolic equation, backscatter, propagation