Peter D. Thorne

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National Oceanography Centre, UK

Organizing Committee Member

Expertise: Application of Acoustics to the Measurement of Sediment Transport Processes

Biography: Prof. Peter D. Thorne is a researcher at the National Oceanography Centre, UK. He has been involved in underwater acoustics for the past 25 yrs with over a hundred publications. For nearly two decades he has been conducting research into advancing the application of acoustics to the measurement of sediment transport processes. He has also been involved in developing the theoretical framework for understanding the interaction of sound with suspensions of marine sediments and inversion techniques to extract sediment parameters from the backscattered signal and engaged in the development of coherent acoustic Doppler profilers for measuring near bed turbulent and intra-wave hydrodynamics. He was associated with the development of acoustic ripple profilers and rotary scanners for studies of bed forms. Recent studies have been on acoustic measurements of intra-wave vortex entrainment of sediments, convective-diffusive modelling of suspended sediments, diffusivity studies over rippled beds, a review of process modelling and analysis of the acoustic scattering properties of suspensions of sandy sediments and cohesive flocculating sediments.

Related Conferences :

Marine Science Research and Technology Conference - Series II