Long-term noise interferometry analysis in the northeast Pacific Ocean

TitleLong-term noise interferometry analysis in the northeast Pacific Ocean
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2022
AuthorsRagland, J, Abadi, S, Sabra, K
JournalThe Journal of the Acoustical Society of America
Pagination194 - 204
ISBN Number0001-4966

Long-term noise interferometry analysis is conducted over six years of data using two hydrophones on the Ocean Observatories Initiative Cabled Array. The two hydrophones are separated by 3.2 km and are bottom-mounted at 1500 m. We demonstrate the ability of ambient noise interferometry to reliably detect multi-path arrivals in the deep ocean from bottom-mounted hydrophones. An analysis of the multi-path arrival peak emergence is presented, as well as long-term trends of the signal-to-noise ratio of the arrival peaks. Last, we show that long-term ambient noise interferometry provides the opportunity for monitoring directional, coherent ambient sound such as the fin whale chorus.