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Sound images of the ocean in research and monitoring /
Peter C. Wille ; with contributions of more than 120 sound image authors and marine experts of 22 countries.
imprint
Berlin : Springer, c2005.
description
xli, 471 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), maps ; 25 cm. + 1 CD-ROM
ISBN
3540241221
format(s)
Computer Disc
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imprint
Berlin : Springer, c2005.
isbn
3540241221
catalogue key
5645782
technical details
System requirements: Windows NT/2000 or higher; or, Macintosh OS X; or, Linux; 128 MB RAM; 10 MB of free disk space.
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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From the reviews:"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)
From the reviews: "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. a? More than 120 sound images authors and marine experts from 22 countries have contributed to the book. a? 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. a? This convenience combined with the in-depth explanations and exceptionally high quality of the images (including digital versions on the CD) 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)
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Summaries
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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.
Bowker Data Service Summary
This text offers a comprehensive overview of acoustic imaging applications in the various fields of marine research, utilization, surveillance, and protection. It employs 400 sound images of the sea floor and of processes in the sea volume, contributed by more than 120 marine experts from 22 nations.
Main Description
Sound Images of the Ocean is the first comprehensive overview of acoustic imaging applications in the various fields of marine research, utilization, surveillance, and protection. The book employs 400 sound images of the sea floor and of processes in the sea volume, contributed by more than 120 marine experts from 22 nations.
Unpaid Annotation
Ocean acoustics represents an auxiliary science of ocean research, providing indispensable tools for the survey of structure, motion and features of undersea matter. The book includes the fields of research, off-shore industry and economy, of governmental surveillance, and protection of the ocean and shelf areas. The combined potential of large scale area coverage and advanced high resolution methods is unique. The book concentrates on imaging methods of acoustic remote sensing in the sea, which demonstrate both the peerless power and fascinating aesthetics of ocean acoustic visualization. It shows ocean acoustics as the unique technology to visualize in detail the interior of more than two thirds of the surface of the globe. Today technologies to "see by sound" reveal the convincing evidence of the various processes of geodynamics, the rise and set of continental plates, the results of enormous forces of deformation. Sediment echosounders look into the fine structure of the sea floor stratification, the prehistoric diary of the earth climate, disclose subsediment morphologies and discover large deposits of methane ice. The CD included with the book allows turning and zooming of the relief globe as well as of selected large sound images and contains animations, underwater flights and soundtracks.
Table of Contents
The Basic Facts of Imaging the Ocean: Preliminary Remarks
Alternatives to Imaging the Sea by Sound and First Acoustic Trials
Acoustic Features of the Sea
Technical and Physical Characteristics of High Resolution Echosounders
Applications of Acoustic Imaging the Ocean: The Sea Floor - Natural Formations
The Ocean Volume
Man Made Matter
Final Remarks
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