A Common Sense Approach to Source Metrics

Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 730)


The analysis and assessment of the impact of anthropogenic sound on the ocean environment require a clear understanding of the spatial, spectral, and temporal properties of the sources that generate the sounds and the animals that are exposed. The mantra “spatial, spectral, and temporal” is one that applies to all acoustic assessment problems and should serve as the underlying basis for the analysis toolbox anyone brings to bear on these issues. Table 1 correlates the salient aspects of the three features of sound production, transmission, and reception with this mantra.


Particle Velocity Sound Source Side Lobe Sound Field Side Lobe Level 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Marine Acoustics, Inc.MiddletownUSA

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