Acoustics and Oceanography

The Department of Physics and Space Science at RMC has a number of highly qualified people who carry out research in a broad range of oceanographic fields.

RMC faculty involved in oceanography and underwater acoustics include Drs. Ron Vincent, Jennifer Shore, Dan Shan and Don McGaughey.  Dr. Vincent has operational experience as an Acoustic Sensor Operator on the CP-140 Aurora and served three years as the Research Officer at the Acoustic Data and Analysis Centre in Halifax.  He has a strong research program that focuses on Arctic waters using satellite remote sensing data.  Drs. Shan and Shore have ongoing collaborations with DRDC-Atlantic assisting with research in Naval Mine Countermeasures. Dr. Shan is an expert in numerical coastal ocean modelling and has provided DRDC-Atlantic with high resolution hydrographic model output to assist with their field studies in Halifax Harbour. Dr. Shore studies the local water system around CFB Trenton and is currently teaching the undergraduate oceanography courses offered to the upper year Science and Engineering students. Dr. McGaughey is an expert in sonar signal analysis to estimate ranges to high speed underwater targets.

Satellite thermal image showing the shearing of ice from tidal forces in the North Water polynya
Image showing Greenland and Ellesemere Island with Temperatures, tides, and a fracture,  indicatedImage credit: Ron Vincent


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