Sound Images of the Ocean

in Research and Monitoring

Authors: Wille, Peter

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Ocean acoustics comprises a key subfield of research, providing indispensable tools for the exploration of the seafloor, other underwater formations and processes. Sound Images of the Ocean employs 400 sound images, contributed by 120 author/marine experts from 22 nations, to create a comprehensive overview of acoustic imaging applications in the sea. This remarkable ensemble spans fields of geophysical research, off-shore industrial and economic activities, national surveillance, and protection of the ocean and continental shelves. Written to be accessible to professionals in diverse related fields, the concise accompanying explanations of the complex relationships revealed by the images strive to condense the results into the essential "message." For readers, this remarkable atlas develops an interdisciplinary understanding of underwater acoustics and its diagnostic capabilities to visualize in detail the two thirds of the surface of the globe otherwise hidden from view.

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"The book Sound Images of the Ocean is the first attempt to publish a comprehensive overview of the wide variety of acoustic applications in the fields of marine research, offshore economy, surveillance and protection of the ocean. … More than 120 sound images authors and marine experts from 22 countries have contributed to the book. … The book is intentionally written for the non-expert who may be a scientist from a neighbouring faculty." (P. Wille, Sprachrohr, Issue 38, 2005)

"Wille presents nearly 140 pages of mostly color images of sea floor topography, ranging from beautifully rendered global scenes to detailed depictions of sedimentary bedforms. … This convenience combined with the in-depth explanations and exceptionally high quality of the images … make this book an essential companion to all of us interested in understanding the oceans." (Larry Mayer, Acta Acustica united with Acustica, Vol. 91 (6), 2005)

"A compilation of thousands of hours of imagery acquisition from many different kinds of sonar systems … . a lovely book for a compilation of beautiful data examples and detailed descriptions. … It is a book for new readers in the field and should be welcomed into libraries … ." (Tim Le Bas, Marine Geophysical Researches, Vol. 29, 2008)

"This book aims … to introduce the spectacular geological formations and sedimentary bedforms in the deep oceans revealed by the acoustic methods to a much wider audience. … written for the non-expert in marine acoustics who may be a scientist from a neighbouring faculty e.g. researchers and lecturers in oceanography, marine geology, environmental sciences, geophysics and related fields. … It is well worth adding to a research library … . a useful addition for those interested in applications of acoustics to marine science. " (Les Hamilton, Acoustics Australia, Vol. 34 (2), August, 2006)


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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Sound Images of the Ocean
Book Subtitle
in Research and Monitoring
Authors
Copyright
2005
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-27910-5
DOI
10.1007/3-540-27910-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-24122-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XLI, 471
Topics