Fundamentals of Acoustical Oceanography book cover

Fundamentals of Acoustical Oceanography

Audience
Senior undergraduates and graduate students taking classes in acoustical oceanography. Professionals involved in underwater acoustics, ocean acoustics, oceanography, and meteorology.

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Published: October 1997

Imprint: Academic Press

ISBN: 978-0-12-487570-8

Reviews

  • "...Fundamentals of Acoustical Oceanography is an excellent starting point for oceanographers seeking acquaintance with this field as well as a valuable reference for practicing scientists."
    David Farmer, SOIL SIMULANT


    "This book will be an invaluable reference for acoustical oceeanographers. It will also be used extensively by fisheries and biological oceanographers as they try to understand and develop new ways to use acoustics to study the physical and biological processes that lead to ever-varying distributions and abundances of organisms ranging from phytoplankton to marine mammals. I strongly recommend it to acousticians, geophysicists and physical and biological oceanographers."
    --D.V. Holliday Limnology and Oceanography
    "Fundamentals of Acoustical Oceanography is written in a style appropiate for a broad audience at many levels. Much of the text is written in a simple tutorial manner so that nonspecialists and people who are just entering the field can understand it. Furthermore, there is enough detail and references made to the literature so that the specialist can also make use of the material. The book spans areas of marine geology, marine biology, physical oceanography, and marine engineering and would be useful in applications involving ecology, commerce, and the military." "Medwin and Clay integrate diverse concepts and focus on solving realistic problems. Oceanography is described along with acoustics. Acoustical formulations are derived in terms of observable ocean parameters and there are many comparisons of theory with laboratory and ocean data." "The book follows "Acoustical Oceanography," published in 1977 by the same authors but with author order reversed. The first book was widely used and cited.. It had eleven printings, was translated into Russian and was cited routinely by scientists in varied disciplines and in many different journals. Since 1977, there have been significant advances in the area of acoustical oceanography. This new book incorporates many of the advances along with a new format."
    --T.K. Stanton, Journal of the Acoustical Society of America
    "Part of the excitement pervading this field (acoustical oceanography) stems from the rapidity with which the scope of possible applications is increasing: Fundamentals of Acoustical Oceanography is an excellent starting point for oceanographers seeking acquaintance with this field as well as a valuable reference for practicing scientists. The opportunities (in acoustical oceanography) will be limited only by the oceanographer's imagination and the need for a firm understanding of the underlying principles. It is this last requirement to which the authors have contributed, and oceanographers will be grateful for their effort."
    --D. Farmer, EOS, Trans., Am. Geophys. Union

Contents

  • The Realm of Acoustical Oceanography, Theory and Applications of Ocean Acoustics. Sound Propagation. Transmissions Along Raypaths. Sources and Receivers. High Intensities. Processing of Ocean Sounds. Sound Scattered by a Body.Bubbles. Biomass Echoes, Reverberation, and Scattering Models. Sonar Systems: Measurements and Inversions. Waveguides: Plane Layers and Wedges. Scattering at Elements of a Rough Surface. Scattering and Transmission at Statistically Rough Surfaces. Mappingthe Seafloor. Subject Index.

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