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International Regulation of Underwater Sound

International Regulation of Underwater Sound Author Elena McCarthy
ISBN-10 9781402080784
Release 2007-05-08
Pages 287
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Numerous incidents suggest that man-made sound injures and can kill marine mammals. This book offers an objective look at how ocean noise should be addressed given the lack of regulatory structure and the scientific uncertainty over the effects of noise on marine life. It is an essential text for policymakers, governments and NGOs, biologists, environmental activists, , oceanographers, and those in the shipping, engineering, and offshore oil and gas industries.



Handbook on Marine Environment Protection

Handbook on Marine Environment Protection Author Markus Salomon
ISBN-10 9783319601564
Release 2018-01-31
Pages 1024
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This handbook is the first of its kind to provide a clear, accessible, and comprehensive introduction to the most important scientific and management topics in marine environmental protection. Leading experts discuss the latest perspectives and best practices in the field with a particular focus on the functioning of marine ecosystems, natural processes, and anthropogenic pressures. The book familiarizes readers with the intricacies and challenges of managing coasts and oceans more sustainably, and guides them through the maze of concepts and strategies, laws and policies, and the various actors that define our ability to manage marine activities. Providing valuable thematic insights into marine management to inspire thoughtful application and further study, it is essential reading for marine environmental scientists, policy-makers, lawyers, practitioners and anyone interested in the field.



Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists Author
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Release 1970-12
Pages 104
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The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists is the premier public resource on scientific and technological developments that impact global security. Founded by Manhattan Project Scientists, the Bulletin's iconic "Doomsday Clock" stimulates solutions for a safer world.



A Survey of Missions for Unmanned Undersea Vehicles

A Survey of Missions for Unmanned Undersea Vehicles Author
ISBN-10 0833046888
Release 2009
Pages 189
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Which military missions for unmanned undersea vehicles (UUVs) appear most promising to pursue in terms of military need, operational and technical risks, alternatives, and cost? To answer this question, the authors assess risks associated with using UUVsfor advocated missions, identify non-UUV alternatives that may be more appropriate for such missions, and analyze potential costs associated with UUV development and use. They conclude that seven missions: mine countermeasures, deployment of leave-behindsurveillance sensors or sensor arrays, near-land and harbor monitoring, oceanography, monitoring undersea infrastructure, anti-submarine warfare tracking, and inspection/identification - appear most promising. Among other recommendations, the authors suggest that the U.S. Navy consolidate its unmanned system master plans and establish relevant priorities in coordination with the Office of the Secretary of Defense. Increased emphasis on the use of surface platforms rather than submarines as host platformsis recommended.



The Science and Applications of Acoustics

The Science and Applications of Acoustics Author Daniel R. Raichel
ISBN-10 9780387260624
Release 2006-01-04
Pages 660
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This textbook treats the broad range of modern acoustics from the basics of wave propagation in solids and fluids to applications such as noise control and cancellation, underwater acoustics, music and music synthesis, sonoluminescence, and medical diagnostics with ultrasound. The new edition is up-to-date and forward-looking in approach. Additional coverage of the opto-acoustics and sonoluminescence phenomena is included. New problems have been added throughout.



Technology and Applications of Autonomous Underwater Vehicles

Technology and Applications of Autonomous Underwater Vehicles Author Gwyn Griffiths
ISBN-10 9780203522301
Release 2002-11-28
Pages 368
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The oceans are a hostile environment, and gathering information on deep-sea life and the seabed is incredibly difficult. Autonomous underwater vehicles are robot submarines that are revolutionizing the way in which researchers and industry obtain data. Advances in technology have resulted in capable vehicles that have made new discoveries on how the oceans work, and have dramatically reduced the cost to industry of surveying the seabed. Technology and Applications of Autonomous Underwater Vehicles describes the technologies that have made this happen, as well as a host of applications from fish abundance studies to finding diamonds beneath the sea. There is tremendous scope for further innovation beyond the topics discussed, and this book will help the next generation of engineers and scientists in academia, industry and government laboratories, to deliver those advances.



Underwater Acoustic Modelling and Simulation Third Edition

Underwater Acoustic Modelling and Simulation  Third Edition Author P.C. Etter
ISBN-10 0203417658
Release 2003-12-08
Pages 384
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Underwater Acoustic Modeling and Simulation examines the translation of our physical understanding of sound in the sea into mathematical models that can simulate acoustic propagation, noise and reverberation in the ocean. These models are used in a variety of research and operational applications to predict and diagnose the performance of complex sonar systems operating in the undersea environment. Previous editions of the book have provided invaluable guidance to sonar technologists, acoustical oceanographers and applied mathematicians in the selection and application of underwater acoustic models. Now that simulation is fast becoming an accurate, efficient and economical alternative to field-testing and at-sea training, this new edition will also provide useful guidance to systems engineers and operations analysts interested in simulating sonar performance. Guidelines for selecting and using available propagation, noise and reverberation models are highlighted. Specific examples of each type of model are discussed to illustrate model formulations, assumptions and algorithm efficiency. Instructive case studies demonstrate applications in sonar simulation.



Sonars and Underwater Acoustics

Sonars and Underwater Acoustics Author Jean-Paul Marage
ISBN-10 9781118600658
Release 2013-02-07
Pages 608
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Sonar and Underwater Acoustics brings together all the concepts necessary for designers and users of sonar systems. Unlike other books on this subject, which are often too specialized, this book is accessible to a wider audience. The first part focuses on the acoustic environment, antenna structures, and electric acoustic interface. The latter provides knowledge required to design, as well as the development and implementation of chain processes for an active sonar from the conditioning input to output processing. The reader will find a comprehensive range of all problems encountered in underwater acoustics for a sonar application, from physical phenomena governing the environment and the corresponding constraints, through to the technical definition of transducers and antennas, and the types of signal processing involved. In one section, measures in underwater acoustics are also proposed.



Handbook for Sound Engineers

Handbook for Sound Engineers Author Glen Ballou
ISBN-10 9781136122538
Release 2013-05-02
Pages 1808
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Handbook for Sound Engineers is the most comprehensive reference available for audio engineers. All audio topics are explored: if you work on anything related to audio you should not be without this book! The 4th edition of this trusted reference has been updated to reflect changes in the industry since the publication of the 3rd edition in 2002 -- including new technologies like software-based recording systems such as Pro Tools and Sound Forge; digital recording using MP3, wave files and others; mobile audio devices such as iPods and MP3 players. Over 40 topics are covered and written by many of the top professionals for their area in the field, including Glen Ballou on interpretation systems, intercoms, assistive listening, and image projection; Ken Pohlmann on compact discs and DVDs; David Miles Huber on MIDI; Dr. Eugene Patronis on amplifier design and outdoor sound systems; Bill Whitlock on audio transformers and preamplifiers; Pat Brown on fundamentals and gain structures; Ray Rayburn on virtual systems and digital interfacing; and Dr. Wolfgang Ahnert on computer-aided sound system design and acoustics for concert halls.



Basic Ship Theory

Basic Ship Theory Author KJ Rawson
ISBN-10 9780080499857
Release 2001-10-01
Pages 416
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Rawson and Tupper's Basic Ship Theory, first published in 1968, is widely known as the standard introductory text for naval architecture students, as well as being a useful reference for the more experienced designer. The fifth edition continues to provide a balance between theory and practice. Volume 1 discusses ship geometry and measurement in its more basic concepts, also covering safety issues, structural strength, flotation, trim and stability. Both volumes feature the importance of considering the environment in design. Basic Ship Theory is an essential tool for undergraduates and national vocational students of naval architecture, maritime studies, ocean and offshore engineering, and will be of great assistance to practising marine engineers and naval architects. Brand new edition of the leading undergraduate textbook in Naval Architecture Provides a basis for more advanced theory Over 500 examples, with answers



Ecoacoustics

Ecoacoustics Author Almo Farina
ISBN-10 9781119230694
Release 2017-07-24
Pages 352
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The sounds produced by geophonic, biophonic and technophonic sources are relevant to the function of natural and human modified ecosystems. Passive recording is one of the most non-invasive technologies as its use avoids human intrusion during acoustic surveys and facilitates the accumulation of huge amounts of acoustical data. For the first time, this book collates and reviews the science behind ecoaucostics; illustrating the principles, methods and applications of this exciting new field. Topics covered in this comprehensive volume include; the assessment of biodiversity based on sounds emanating from a variety of environments the best technologies and methods necessary to investigate environmental sounds implications for climate change and urban systems the relationship between landscape ecology and ecoacoustics the conservation of soundscapes and the social value of ecoacoustics areas of potential future research. An invaluable resource for scholars, researchers and students, Ecoacoustics: The Ecological Role of Sounds provides an unrivalled set of ideas, tools and references based on the current state of the field.



Counting Faces of Randomly projected Polytopes when the Projection Radically Lowers Dimension

Counting Faces of Randomly projected Polytopes when the Projection Radically Lowers Dimension Author David Leigh Donoho
ISBN-10 OCLC:76826909
Release 2006
Pages 56
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Counting Faces of Randomly projected Polytopes when the Projection Radically Lowers Dimension has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Counting Faces of Randomly projected Polytopes when the Projection Radically Lowers Dimension also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Counting Faces of Randomly projected Polytopes when the Projection Radically Lowers Dimension book for free.



Sound Communication in Fishes

Sound Communication in Fishes Author Friedrich Ladich
ISBN-10 9783709118467
Release 2015-03-26
Pages 244
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This volume examines fish sounds that have a proven signal function, as well as sounds assumed to have evolved for communication purposes. It provides an overview of the mechanisms, evolution and neurobiology behind sound production in fishes, and discusses the role of fish sounds in behavior with a special focus on choice of mate, sex-specific and age-specific signaling. Furthermore, it highlights the ontogenetic development of sound communication and ecoacoustical conditions in fish habitats and the influence of hormones on vocal production and sound detection. Sound Communication in Fishes offers a must-have compendium for lecturers, researchers and students working in the fields of animal communication, fish biology, neurobiology and animal behavior.



The Ocean and Climate Change

The Ocean and Climate Change Author
ISBN-10 9782831712017
Release 2009
Pages 71
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The Ocean and Climate Change has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Ocean and Climate Change also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Ocean and Climate Change book for free.



Aquaculture Perspective of Multi Use Sites in the Open Ocean

Aquaculture Perspective of Multi Use Sites in the Open Ocean Author Bela H. Buck
ISBN-10 9783319511597
Release 2017-04-06
Pages 404
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This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license. This volume addresses the potential for combining large-scale marine aquaculture of macroalgae, molluscs, crustaceans, and finfish, with offshore structures, primarily those associated with energy production, such as wind turbines and oil-drilling platforms. The volume offers a comprehensive overview and includes chapters on policy, science, engineering, and economic aspects to make this concept a reality. The compilation of chapters authored by internationally recognized researchers across the globe addresses the theoretical and practical aspects of multi-use, and presents case studies of research, development, and demonstration-scale installations in the US and EU.



Marine Renewable Energy

Marine Renewable Energy Author Zhaoqing Yang
ISBN-10 9783319535364
Release 2017-04-24
Pages 387
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This complete reference to marine renewable energy covers aspects of resource characterization and physical effects of harvesting the ocean’s vast and powerful resources—from wave and tidal stream to ocean current energy. Experts in each of these areas contribute their insights to provide a cohesive overview of the marine renewable energy spectrum based on theoretical, numerical modeling, and field-measurement approaches. They provide clear explanations of the underlying physics and mechanics, and give close consideration to practical implementation aspects, including impacts on the physical system. Engineers, researchers, and students alike will find invaluable tools and studies that will aid them in realizing significant sustainable energy production from near-shore and ocean environments.



Dynamics of Thin Walled Elastic Bodies

Dynamics of Thin Walled Elastic Bodies Author J. D. Kaplunov
ISBN-10 9780080504865
Release 2012-12-02
Pages 226
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Written by a well-known group of researchers from Moscow, this book is a study of the asymptotic approximations of the 3-D dynamical equations of elasticity in the case of thin elastic shells of an arbitrary shape. Vibration of shells is a very useful theory in space techniques, submarine detection, and other high-tech domains. Dynamics of Thin Walled Elastic Bodies shows that refined shell theories used in engineering practice give a distorted picture of the high-frequency or non-stationary dynamics of shells, and offers new, mathematically more consistent ways of describing the dynamics of shells. Studies the asymptotic approximations of the 3-D dynamical equations of elasticity Vibration of shells is a very useful theory in space techniques, submarine detection, and other high-tech domains Shows that refined shell theories used in engineering practice give a distorted picture of the high-frequency or non-stationary dynamics of shells Offers new, mathematically more consistent ways of describing the dynamics of shells