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The problems with acoustics on a small planet

The problems with acoustics on a small planet
The problems with acoustics on a small planet
In recent years increased attention has been paid to the potential uses of acoustics for extraterrestrial exploration. This paper concerns two aspects which should be taken into account when transposing terrestrial experience with acoustics to smaller worlds. These are, specifically, the effect on the acoustics of the variation of gravity with depth, and the curvature of the world's surface. A case resembling Europa is used quantitatively to illustrate these effects, indicating significant errors if these factors are neglected.
europa, geophysics, impact processes, interiors
0019-1035
649-652
Leighton, Timothy G.
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Finfer, Daniel C.
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White, Paul R.
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Finfer, Daniel C.
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Leighton, Timothy G., Finfer, Daniel C. and White, Paul R. (2008) The problems with acoustics on a small planet. [in special issue: Saturn's Icy Satellites from Cassini] Icarus, 193 (2), 649-652. (doi:10.1016/j.icarus.2007.10.008).

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In recent years increased attention has been paid to the potential uses of acoustics for extraterrestrial exploration. This paper concerns two aspects which should be taken into account when transposing terrestrial experience with acoustics to smaller worlds. These are, specifically, the effect on the acoustics of the variation of gravity with depth, and the curvature of the world's surface. A case resembling Europa is used quantitatively to illustrate these effects, indicating significant errors if these factors are neglected.

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e-pub ahead of print date: 1 November 2007
Published date: February 2008
Keywords: europa, geophysics, impact processes, interiors

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Local EPrints ID: 50513
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/50513
ISSN: 0019-1035
PURE UUID: c1dc6ba5-8b60-4e75-957d-6948a4c8bbba
ORCID for Timothy G. Leighton: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-1649-8750
ORCID for Paul R. White: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-4787-8713

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Date deposited: 26 Feb 2008
Last modified: 20 Jul 2019 01:25

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Author: Daniel C. Finfer
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