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Understanding Ocean Acoustics

Underwater acoustics is important in all underwater sonar systems for object detection, classification, surveillance and for communications links for military and civilian purposes. Sound is also a major tool for studying the ocean environment and the interaction of sound and marine life in general. Understanding Ocean Acoustics emphasises such applications and issues relevant to studies of the ocean environment and aquatic life. Its focus is therefore environmental research and development using low frequencies relevant to fish and sea mammals. For such frequencies, the geoacoustic properties of the bottom cannot be ignored, which requires knowledge about waves in solids, which is missing in most books on underwater acoustics.

Jens M. Hovem has broad experience in applications of underwater acoustics and geophysics, with emphasis on wave propagation and signal processing. After obtaining his doctorate in telecommunication from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in 1966, he worked as a research scientist at the NATO Undersea Research Center (NURC) in Italy until 1972. From 1972 to 1987, he held several positions at SINTEF in Norway in the fields of telecommunication and geophysics. In 1987, he returned to NURC as Chief Scientist and Head of the Environmental Research Division responsible for the research programs in acoustic modeling, field surveys, and oceanography.

Hefeng Dong has broad experience in acoustic remote sensing, underwater acoustics and geoacoustics with emphasis on wave propagation, signal processing, and geoacoustic modelling and inversion. She obtained her doctorate in geoacoustics from Jilin University in China in 1994 and worked as Associate Professor at Northeast Normal University in China from 1995 to 2000. She worked as a research scientist at SINTEF in Norway from 2001 to 2002. She has been Professor in Acoustic Remote Sensing and Underwater Acoustics at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) since 2002.

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ISBN: 1-5275-2924-X

ISBN13: 978-1-5275-2924-3

Release Date: 18th October 2023

Pages: 211

Price: £75.99