Underwater Research

Underwater Research

1st Edition - January 1, 1976

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  • Editor: E.A. Drew
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323150316

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Underwater Research is primarily a review of problems in underwater viewing and hearing and acoustics. The chapters in this book are papers collated from the symposia of the Underwater Association. This book explores the need for the further study of the physiological and psychological reactions of divers. The book also concludes that diving is still the best way in studying the benthic ecology and sunken wrecks and cities. The text is divided into 25 detailed chapters. Most of the topics in the text address the common problems encountered by divers such as in hearing and viewing. Specifically, problems in diver communication, depth estimation, color distinction are some of the topics covered. Other chapters deal with the psychological reactions such as anxiety, narcosis, and visual attention. Also, some chapters tackle solutions and experiments for the improvement of diving techniques and equipment. This reference is helpful to divers, students, and scientists involved in marine and environmental science.

Table of Contents

  • Preface

    Diver Communication

    Hearing in Divers

    Improving Underwater Viewing

    Depth Estimation by Divers

    An Investigation into Colour Vision Underwater

    Narcosis and Visual Attention

    Diver Performance—Nitrogen Narcosis and Anxiety

    Body Temperature Monitoring during Diver Performance Experiments

    The Measurement of Respiration at High Ambient Pressures

    The Design of a Lightweight Underwater Habitat

    The Use of an Underwater Habitat as a Quiet Laboratory for Tests on Diver Hearing

    Towards the Development of a Practical Underwater Theodolite

    The Design and Application of Free-flooding Diver Transport Vehicles

    Practical Considerations for Quantitative Estimation of Benthos from a Submersible

    A Stereophotographic Method for Quantitative Studies on Rocky-bottom Biocoenoses

    Some Underwater Techniques for Estimating Echinoderm Populations

    Nocturnal Behaviour in Aggregations of Acanthaster Planci in the Sudanese Red Sea

    The Ecology of Caryophyllia smithi Strokes and Broderip on South-Western Coasts of the British Isles

    Light, Zonation and Biomas of Submerged Freshwater Macrophytes

    Preliminary Studies on the Primary Productivity of Macrophytes in Scottish Freshwater Lochs

    Some Aspects of the Growth of Posidonia oceanica in Malta

    Photosynthesis and Growth of Laminaria hyperborea in British Waters

    Deposition of Calcium Carbonate Skeletons by Corals: An Appraisal of Physiological and Ecological Evidence

    Archaeological Evidence for Eustatic Sea Level Change and Earth Movements in South West Turkey

    Cape Andreas Expedition, 1969


Product details

  • No. of pages: 438
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1976
  • Published: January 1, 1976
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323150316

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