Ocean Ambient Noise

Measurement and Theory

  • William M. Carey
  • Richard B. Evans

Part of the Underwater Acoustics book series (UA)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. William M. Carey, Richard B. Evans
    Pages 1-9
  3. William M. Carey, Richard B. Evans
    Pages 11-30
  4. William M. Carey, Richard B. Evans
    Pages 31-44
  5. William M. Carey, Richard B. Evans
    Pages 45-98
  6. William M. Carey, Richard B. Evans
    Pages 99-127
  7. William M. Carey, Richard B. Evans
    Pages 129-139
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 141-263

About this book


This book develops the theory of ocean ambient noise mechanisms and measurements, and also describes general noise characteristics and computational methods.  It concisely summarizes the vast ambient noise literature using theory combined with key representative results.  The air-sea boundary interaction zone is described in terms of non-dimensional variables requisite for future experiments.  Noise field coherency, rare directional measurements, and unique basin scale computations and methods are presented.  The use of satellite measurements in these basin scale models is demonstrated.  Finally, this book provides a series of appendices giving in-depth mathematical treatments.  With its complete and careful discussions of both theory and experimental results, this book will be of the greatest interest to graduate students and active researchers working in fields related to ambient noise in the ocean.


Fundamental noise sources Large scale computations Noise measurements coherent arrays oceanic boundary layer underwater acoustics underwater noise

Authors and affiliations

  • William M. Carey
    • 1
  • Richard B. Evans
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringBoston UniversityOld LymeUSA
  2. 2.North StoningtonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information William M. Carey and Richard B. Evans 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4419-7831-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4419-7832-5
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