Underwater Research - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780122219504, 9780323150316

Underwater Research

1st Edition

Editors: E.A. Drew
eBook ISBN: 9780323150316
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st January 1976
Page Count: 438
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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 Index


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