Sea Surface Sound

Natural Mechanisms of Surface Generated Noise in the Ocean

  • Bryan R. Kerman

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (ASIC, volume 238)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Ocean Wave Dynamics

  3. Bubble Dynamics and Observations

  4. Propagation Effects

  5. Wind and Wave Noise

    1. J. E. Ffowcs Williams, Y. P. Guo
      Pages 309-324
    2. R. H. Mellen, D. Middleton
      Pages 325-335
    3. William M. Carey, David Browning
      Pages 361-376
    4. R. W. Bannister, A. S. Burgess, D. J. Kewley
      Pages 377-389
    5. Douglas H. Cato, Ian S. F. Jones
      Pages 391-402
    6. David Shonting, Nancy Taylor
      Pages 417-427
    7. Bryan R. Kerman
      Pages 437-448
    8. Reginald D. Hollett, Richard M. Heitmeyer
      Pages 449-461
  6. Rain Noise

    1. H. C. Pumphrey, L. A. Crum
      Pages 463-483
    2. J. A. Nystuen, D. M. Farmer
      Pages 485-499
  7. Ice Noise

    1. David M. Farmer, Sherman R. Waddell
      Pages 555-563
    2. James K. Lewis, Warren W. Denner
      Pages 565-581
    3. Michael J. Buckingham, Chi-fang Chen
      Pages 583-598
    4. Ola M. Johannessen, Susan G. Payne, Ken V. Starke, Gerry A. Gotthardt, Ira Dyer
      Pages 599-605
  8. Panel Discussion Reports

    1. M. L. Banner, H. E. Huang, M. S. Longuet-Higgins, W. K. Melville, O. M. Phillips
      Pages 607-610
    2. S. C. Ling, S. O. McConnell, S. T. McDaniel, H. Medwin, M- Y. Su, S. A. Thorpe
      Pages 611-615
    3. P. A. Crowther, D. M. Farmer, J. E. Ffowcs Williams, A. Prosperetti, P. Wille
      Pages 617-620
    4. W. M. Carey, D. H. Cato, A. C. Kibblewhite, R. H. Mellen
      Pages 621-627
    5. L. Bjorno, L. A. Crum, J. Nystuen
      Pages 629-631
    6. I. Dyer, D. Farmer, J. Lewis
      Pages 633-634

About this book


In its relentless pursuit of further knowledge, science tends to compartmentalize. Over the years the pursuit of What might be called geophysical acoustics of the sea-surface has languished. This has occured even through there are well-developed and active research programs in underwater acoustics, ocean hydrodynamics, cloud and precipitation physics, and ice mechanics - to name a few - as well as a history of engineering expertise built on these scientific fields. It remained to create a convergence, a dialogue across disciplines, of mutual benefit. The central theme of the Lerici workshop, perhaps overly simplified, was 'What are the mechanisms causing ambient noise at the upper surface of the ocean?' What could hydrodynamicists contribute to a better understanding of breaking wave dynamics, bubble production, ocean wave dynamics, or near-surface turbulence for the benefit of the underwater acoustics community? What further insights could fluid dynamicists gain by including acoustic measurements in their repertoire of instrumentation? While every attendee will have his or her percep­ tions of details, it was universally agreed that a valuable step had been taken to bring together two mature disciplines and that significant co-operative studies would undoubtedly follow. The scope of the workshop was enlarged beyond its original intent to also include the question of ice-noise generation. The success of this decision can be seen in high quality of the presentations. the contribution of its disciples in the other workshop discussions and the heightened awareness and interest of we other novices.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Bryan R. Kerman
    • 1
  1. 1.Atmospheric Environment ServiceDownsview, TorontoCanada

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1988
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-7856-6
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-3017-9
  • Series Print ISSN 1389-2185
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