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Description - Sounds in the Sea by Herman Medwin

Underwater acousticians and acoustical oceanographers use sound as the premier tool to determine the detailed characteristics of physical and biological bodies and processes at sea. Sounds in the Sea is a comprehensive and accessible textbook on ocean acoustics and acoustical oceanography. Chapters 1-9 provide the basic tools of ocean acoustics. The following fifteen chapters are written by many of the world's most successful ocean researchers. These chapters describe modern developments, and are divided into four sections: Studies of the Near Surface Ocean; Bio-Acoustical Studies; Studies of Ocean Dynamics; Studies of the Ocean Bottom. This is an invaluable textbook for any course in ocean acoustics for the physical and biological ocean sciences, and engineering. It will also serve as a reference for researchers and professionals in ocean acoustics, and an excellent introduction to the topic for scientists from related fields.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521829502
ISBN-10: 052182950X
Format: Hardback
(247mm x 174mm x 38mm)
Pages: 664
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 21-Jul-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Herman Medwin

Herman Medwin is Emeritus Professor at the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California. He is a Fellow and Past President of the Acoustical Society of America, and has won both the Silver and Gold Medals in Acoustical Oceanography from the Society. He is co-author, with C. S. Clay, of the influential textbooks Acoustical Oceanography (1977, John Wiley and Sons) and Fundamentals of Acoustical Oceanography (1998, Academic Press). He has authored over 100 professional articles in the Journal of the Acoustical Society of America and Journal of Geophysical Research, and others. He plays weekly in a classical string quartet with a geophysicist-musician, a violin-making organic chemist, and a marine bioluminologist.