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Acoustic Methods Overview

Acoustic Methods Overview

Book Title

Coral Reef Remote Sensing

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Document Type

Book Chapter

Editors

James A. Goodman, Samuel J. Purkis, Stuart R. Phinn

Description

[Chapter Abstract] Acoustic methods are widely used for the production of physical, environmental and biological data required for the responsible management of marine resources, such as coral reefs. Here, we review the basic physical properties of sound in water that can be harnessed for active or passive acoustic remote sensing systems. Sound, by assessing the return characteristics of emitted sound waves, can be used to derive information on seafloor topography via depth (obtained by measuring travel time), on seafloor makeup (obtained by measuring backscatter intensity), or on water column characteristics (obtained by measuring Doppler shifts). Sound is also used to track organisms such as fish or even to create images by harnessing natural sound sources to “illuminate” objects like fish. Acoustic methods have a place in the toolbox of every coral reef manager.

ISBN

978-90-481-9292-2

Publication Date

4-19-2013

Publisher

Springer, Dordrecht

Keywords

Sound Wave, Sound Speed, Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler, Submerged Aquatic Vegetation, Sound Pulse

Disciplines

Marine Biology

Comments

© 2013 Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht

ORCID ID

0000-0002-6003-9324

DOI

10.1007/978-90-481-9292-2_8

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