Undersea acoustic research
Spindel, Robert C.
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This is the final report of Contract N00014-77-C-0196 between the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and the Office of Naval Research for the contract period l January 1977 to 28 February 1983. This contract supported a broad program of research and development in underwater acoustics related to present and future Navy systems and requirements. The bulk of this contract research was conducted from 1977 to 1981, during which time the categories outlined below were all areas of active research. (Between 1981 and 1983 the contract remained in effect, although only in the area of bottom acoustics and at a reduced level.) The primary contract products are the published technical reports and papers listed below. These reports give detailed descriptions of the research work and the specialized techniques, methods, and instrumentation developed to support this research program. The final report contains a brief review of the program highlights and a bibliography of associated reports.
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Stephen, Ralph A.; Bolmer, S. Thompson; Udovydchenkov, Ilya A.; Worcester, Peter F.; Dzieciuch, Matthew A.; Andrew, Rex K.; Mercer, James A.; Colosi, John A.; Howe, Bruce M. (Acoustical Society of America, 2013-10)Ocean bottom seismometer observations at 5000 m depth during the long-range ocean acoustic propagation experiment in the North Pacific in 2004 show robust, coherent, late arrivals that are not readily explained by ocean ...
Foote, Kenneth G.; Hastings, Mardi C.; Ketten, Darlene R.; Lin, Ying-Tsong; Reidenberg, Joy S.; Rye, Kent (Acoustical Society of America, 2012-02)Potential physical effects of sonar transmissions on marine mammals were investigated by measuring pressure fields induced in a 119-kg, 211-cm-long, young adult male common dolphin (Delphinus delphis) cadaver. The specimen ...
Observationally constrained modeling of sound in curved ocean internal waves: Examination of deep ducting and surface ducting at short range Duda, Timothy F.; Lin, Ying-Tsong; Reeder, D. Benjamin (Acoustical Society of America, 2011-09)A study of 400 Hz sound focusing and ducting effects in a packet of curved nonlinear internal waves in shallow water is presented. Sound propagation roughly along the crests of the waves is simulated with a three-dimensional ...