The coupled-mode equations of Shevchenko are extended to three-dimensional irregular acoustic waveguides. These equations are solved for a model of a cylindrically symmetric seamount and a time-harmonic point source in a horizontally stratified ocean. An algebraic formula for the scattered field beyond the seamount is obtained from this solution. The formula is characterized by a set of infinite-dimensional matrices that are independent of the source. A stable numerical procedure is developed to compute finite-dimensional approximations to these matrices for use in truncated versions of the formula.
- Received July 7, 2015.
- Accepted December 22, 2015.
- © 2016 The Author(s)
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