DRI Update: 12 December
- The next SAX99 meeting will be held at the Stennis Space Center 16-18 January
2001 (as first announced in email dated 31 August 2000 from Mike Richardson).
The meeting will end at noon on the 18th. The meeting format will be as suggested
by Rob Wheatcroft during the Bangor meeting in April. No individual presentations
are expected, but instead a series of topical sessions will be conducted.
Topic areas (preferably in the form of questions) and volunteers to organize
and run sessions are being solicited. For example: "What are the appropriate
values of input parameters required by poro-elastic propagation models for
sediments off Fort Walton Beach?" Please send your suggested topics and list
of volunteers to Mike. A meeting program will be compiled from these suggestions
and distributed before the meeting. Email suggestions to Mike.Richardson@nrlssc.navy.mil
- A day-long special session titled "High-Frequency Sediment Acoustics and
Associated Sediment Properties and Processes" was held at the ASA meeting
last week in Newport Beach. Much of the session was devoted to SAX99 results.
- Two overview papers on SAX99 will appear in the winter 2001 special issue
of IEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering on High-Frequency Acoustics, one on
acoustic measurements (Thorsos et al.) and one on environmental considerations
(Richardson et al.).
- Six papers describing SAX99 results will be presented at the Acoustical
Oceanography Conference to be held by the Institute of Acoustics, Underwater
Acoustics Group at the University of Southampton (UK). The conference will
be held during 9-12 April 2001. The papers submitted for the conference are
being posted on the DRI website and can be downloaded as pdf files. The papers
are presently under review, and thus some revisions will likely be made. Note
that these preliminary versions are denoted by (P) and will be replaced by
the final versions, to be denoted by (F), as they become available. DRI website:
http://apl.washington.edu/hfsa-dri/index.html If anyone has other conference
papers that would be appropriate to post, please let me know.
- The call for papers for a second special issue of IEEE Journal of Oceanic
Engineering can be viewed on the DRI website. This special issue (October
2001) will be devoted to High-Frequency (> 1 kHz) Sediment Acoustics and Associated
Sediment Properties and Processes. Papers are due 1 March 2001.