Acoustics


Carousel Feeding

Orcas coordinate their movements, and possibly communicate, as they herd schools of herring into tight masses and then slap their…

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A 3-D Underwater Soundscape

A 3-D Underwater Soundscape

It was the largest oceanographic field experiment in the 76-year history of  Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. Most research projects employ…

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The Cacophony on the Coast

The Cacophony on the Coast

Unlike light, sound travels efficiently through water, and the Navy uses sound to monitor what’s going on in the ocean. To understand the sound messages transmitted through the seas, you need to understand the medium through which they are transmitted.

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Transmitting Sound Energy

The SOFAR channel efficiently transmits sound energy in the ocean. By Deborah K. Smith :: Originally published online August 3,…

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Ears in the Ocean

Ears in the Ocean

If you sought to delve into the forces that drive and shape the face of the earth and that distinguish it from all other planets in our solar system, you would shine a spotlight on the mid-ocean ridges.

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Geological Tool Helps Scientists Map the Interior of the Ocean

A new application of a decades-old technique to study Earth’s interior is allowing scientists “see” the layers in the ocean, providing new insight on the structure of ocean currents, eddies and mixing processes. The findings, reported in this week’s Science by a team from the University of Wyoming and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), could be a major step forward in the ability to remotely survey the interior of the ocean.

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