Acoustical Oceanography

Acoustical oceanography is the use of underwater sound to study the sea, its boundaries and its contents. Physical oceanographers' studies acoustical oceanography which includes topics on underwater acoustics, sound transmissions, etc. Applications of acoustical oceanography include: fish population surveys, classification of fish species and other biota, rain rate measurement, wind speed measurement, water depth measurement, seabed classification, ocean acoustic tomography, global thermometry, monitoring of ocean-atmospheric gas exchange. The field of underwater acoustics is closely related to a number of other fields of acoustic study, including sonar, transduction, acoustic signal processing, acoustical oceanography, bioacoustics, and physical acoustics.

Acoustical oceanography is the use of underwater sound to study the sea, its boundaries and its contents. Physical oceanographers' studies acoustical oceanography which includes topics on underwater acoustics, sound transmissions, etc.

As technology advances, the development of high resolution sonars in the second half of the 20th century made it possible to not just detect underwater objects but to classify them and even image them. Electronic sensors are now attached to ROVs since nowadays, ships or robot submarines have Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs). There are cameras attached to these devices giving out accurate images. The oceanographers are able to get a clear and precise quality of pictures. The pictures can also be sent from sonars by having sound reflected off ocean surroundings. Applications of acoustical oceanography include: fish population surveys, classification of fish species and other biota, rain rate measurement, wind speed measurement, water depth measurement, seabed classification, ocean acoustic tomography, global thermometry, monitoring of ocean-atmospheric gas exchange. The field of underwater acoustics is closely related to a number of other fields of acoustic study, including sonar, transduction, acoustic signal processing, acoustical oceanography, bioacoustics, and physical acoustics.

  • Acoustic propagation and scattering: modelling and measurement
  • Acoustical oceanography
  • Calibration of acoustic systems and metrology
  • Bioacoustics and seismo-acoustics
  • Fisheries and bioacoustics
  • Acoustics for offshore oil and gas industry
  • Signal coherence and fluctuation

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