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An Introduction to Underwater Acoustics: Principles and Applications / Edition 2

An Introduction to Underwater Acoustics: Principles and Applications / Edition 2

by Xavier Lurton


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Sound waves are the only practical means of remote investigation of the sea and its bottom and transmission in seawater. Underwater acoustics has become one of the major technologies used in the exploration and exploitation of the oceans for scientific, industrial, or military/naval purposes. It is widely employed in the fields of ocean engineering, seafloor mapping, defence, oceanography, navigation, and fisheries.

Dr Xavier Lurton is a renowned specialist in underwater acoustics. He has worked in this field as a scientist, engineer, project manager and teacher since 1981 and has participated in many scientific projects, systems developments and at-sea cruises. In the second edition of his book, Dr Lurton provides an updated and extended introduction to underwater acoustics, including coverage of the physical processes and their basic modeling, different underwater acoustic systems and their practical applications and a description and assessment of the various technologies. Dr Lurton has extensive experience as a lecturer in undergraduate and postgraduate schools, including naval academies. This book is based on his direct, first-hand experience of the many aspects of underwater acoustics in seas around the world, at the forefront of current research and development efforts.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783540784807
Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date: 09/07/2010
Series: Springer Praxis Books
Edition description: 2nd ed. 2010
Pages: 680
Sales rank: 280,545
Product dimensions: 6.70(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.80(d)

Table of Contents

The development of underwater acoustics.- Underwater acoustic wave propagation.- Reflection, backscattering and target strength.- Noise and signal fluctuations.- Transducers and array processing.- Sonar signal processing - principles and performance.- Water column applications.- Seafloor-mapping sonar systems.- Sub-bottom investigation.- Marine Animal Acoustics.- Conclusion.

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