Principles of Marine Bioacoustics / Edition 1

Principles of Marine Bioacoustics / Edition 1

by Whitlow W. L. Au, Mardi C. Hastings
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0387783644

ISBN-13: 9780387783642

Pub. Date: 10/23/2008

Publisher: Springer New York

Principles of Marine Bioacoustics is about studying the acoustics of marine animals using underwater acoustic techniques. The book discusses and unites the various areas of marine bioacoustics in a single comprehensive text. It covers important subjects associated with marine bioacoustics such as the measurement and generation of underwater sounds, the propagation

Overview

Principles of Marine Bioacoustics is about studying the acoustics of marine animals using underwater acoustic techniques. The book discusses and unites the various areas of marine bioacoustics in a single comprehensive text. It covers important subjects associated with marine bioacoustics such as the measurement and generation of underwater sounds, the propagation of acoustic signals in the marine environment and in small tanks, signal processing techniques, and advanced devices used in the field. Also covered are topics relating to marine animals, such as methods to record and acquire acoustic signals from animals, their auditory systems and vocalizations, psychological and physiological testing procedures, and echolocation in marine mammals.

This book is aimed at marine biologists and biological oceanographers. It is also relevant for professionals working with government agencies such as the National Marine Fisheries Service or organizations such as the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780387783642
Publisher:
Springer New York
Publication date:
10/23/2008
Series:
Modern Acoustics and Signal Processing Series
Edition description:
2008
Pages:
680
Sales rank:
1,115,663
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.50(d)

Table of Contents

Part I: Principles and Methodology: Introduction. Measurement and Generation of Underwater Sounds. Transducer Properties and Utilization. Acoustic Propagation. Signal Recording and Data Acquisition. Fourier Analysis. Auditory System of Mammals and Fish. Experimental Psychological and Physiological Methodology.- Part II Acoustics of Marine Animals: Hearing in Marine Animals. Emission of Social Sounds by Marine Mammals. Echolocation in Marine Mammals. Some Signal Processing Techniques. Some Instrumentation for Marine Bioacoustics Research.

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