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Infrasound and Acoustic-Gravity Waves in the Atmosphere: From Ocean and Land to Space


Naval Postgraduate School, Physical Sciences

opportunity location
62.10.07.C0435 Monterey, CA 939435138


name email phone
Oleg A Godin 831-656-2982


Acoustic-gravity waves (AGWs), which encompass gravity waves and infrasound, couple wave processes in the ocean and solid Earth with those in the middle and upper atmosphere, play an important role in the momentum transfer in the atmosphere, and provide a key to understanding ionospheric manifestations of tsunamis, earthquakes, and other natural and anthropogenic phenomena occurring near the ground level. Theory and mathematical modeling of AGW generation, propagation, dissipation, and coupling in inhomogeneous and non-stationary atmosphere are areas of active research. Current research interests include understanding the ambient wave field in the atmosphere; attribution of the observed AGW signals to near-ground sources; modeling of generation of AGWs and their propagation in the ocean and atmosphere; modeling of low-frequency ambient underwater sound; and acoustic noise interferometry for passive remote sensing of the environment.


Godin O. A., Zabotin N. A., and Zabotina L. Earth, Planets and Space, 72, Art. 125 (2020). 

Tan T. W. and Godin O. A. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 150, Art. 2717-2737 (2021).

Godin O. A. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 150, 3999–4017 (2021). 

Infrasound; acoustic-gravity waves; ionosphere; wave propagation; noise interferometry; microbaroms; ambient sound; infragravity waves; nonlinear wave interactions


Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens, permanent residents and non-U.S. citizens
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral and Senior applicants


Base Stipend Travel Allotment Supplementation
$67,000.00 $3,000.00

Experience Supplement:
Postdoctoral and Senior Associates will receive an appropriately higher stipend based on the number of years of experience past their PhD.

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