Acoustic Sensing Techniques for the Shallow Water Environment

Inversion Methods and Experiments

  • Andrea Caiti
  • N. Ross Chapman
  • Jean-Pierre Hermand
  • Sérgio M. Jesus

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Jean-Claude Le Gac, Yann Steéphan, Thierry Garlan, Nicholas Weber
    Pages 1-15
  3. Stan E. Dosso, Charles W. Holland
    Pages 17-27
  4. Peter L. Nielsen, Mark Fallat, Christopher Harrison
    Pages 73-86
  5. Mark Fallat, Peter Nielsen, Stan E. Dosso, Martin Siderius
    Pages 87-97
  6. Charles W. Holland, Anthony L. Gerig, Piero Boni
    Pages 109-124
  7. Jaroslaw Tegowski, Zygmunt Klusek, Jaromir Jakacki
    Pages 125-136
  8. Ilkka Karasalo, Patrik Skogqvist
    Pages 137-153
  9. Philippe Blondel, Peter F. Dobbins, Nic Jayasundere, Mario Cosci
    Pages 155-170
  10. John Osler, Arnold Furlong, Harold Christian
    Pages 171-181
  11. Cristiano Soares, Sergio M. Jesus, Emanuel Coelho
    Pages 197-211
  12. Marcia J. Isakson, Tracianne Neilsen, Andrew Worley
    Pages 213-231
  13. Peter Gerstoft, Chen-Fen Huang, William Hodgkiss
    Pages 233-240
  14. Michael J. Buckingham, Eric M. Giddens, Fernardo Simonet
    Pages 257-263
  15. N. Ross Chapman, Reza M. Dizaji, R. Lynn Kirlin
    Pages 289-302
  16. Aaron Thode, Peter Gerstoft, Melani Guerra, M. Dale Stokes, Michael Noad, Douglas C. Cato
    Pages 303-307
  17. David P. Knobles, Mason Gray, Robert A. Koch, Adam Cook
    Pages 321-328
  18. Back Matter
    Pages 329-332

About this book


This volume contains the collection of papers from the second workshop on Experimental Acoustic Inversion Techniques for Exploration of the Shallow Water Environment.

Acoustic techniques provide the most effective means for remote sensing of ocean and sea floor processes, and for probing the structure beneath the sea floor. No other energy propagates as efficiently in the ocean: radio waves and visible light are severely limited in range because the ocean is a highly conductive medium. However, sound from breaking waves and coastal shipping can be heard throughout the ocean, and marine mammals communicate acoustically over basin scale distances.

The papers in this book indicate a high level of research interest that has generated significant progress in development and application of experimental acoustic inversion techniques. The applications span a broad scope in geosciences, from geophysical, biological and even geochemical research. The list includes: estimation of geotechnical properties of sea bed materials; navigation and mapping of the sea floor; fisheries, aquaculture and sea bed habitat assessment; monitoring of marine mammals; sediment transport; and investigation of natural geohazards in marine sediments.


This book is primarily intended for physicists and engineers working in underwater acoustics and oceanic engineering. It will also be of interest to marine biologists, geophysicists and oceanographers as potential users of the methodologies and techniques described in the book contributions.


Coast Experimental methods Geoinformationssysteme Inverse problems Marine environment Ocean See Shallow water Underwater acoustics Wave marine remote sensing

Editors and affiliations

  • Andrea Caiti
    • 1
  • N. Ross Chapman
    • 2
  • Jean-Pierre Hermand
    • 3
  • Sérgio M. Jesus
    • 4
  1. 1.University of PisaItaly
  2. 2.University of VictoriaCanada
  3. 3.Université Libre de BruxellesBelgium
  4. 4.University of AlgarvePortugal

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