Special Sessions — Acoustical Oceanography Committee
Session 151, June 2006 — Providence, RI
- Exploitation of sound by marine mammals:
Marine mammals are sophisticated users of sound, both self generated and the surrounding ambient.
This session features research that shows examples of this behavior.
- Ultra-low and low frequency marine seismo-acoustics:
Focus is on acoustic sensing of natural seismic phenomena such as tsunamis, earthquakes and ocean storm events.
Session 150, Fall 2005 — Minneapolis, MN
- Ocean ecosystem measurement:
Use of acoustics to determine the abundance, distribution, and behavior of marine organisms in relation to their environment.
- Inversion using ambient noise sources:
Inversion techniques for estimation of ocean environments using natural and man-made noise as sound sources.
Session 149, Spring 2005 — Vancouver, BC
- Riverine Acoustics
- Acoustics and ocean observatories:
Science results and development efforts related to sustained ocean observing, in all fields from physics to biology.
Session 148, Fall 2004 — San Diego, CA
- Acoustic characterization of the benthic habitat.
- Acoustic sensing of internal waves. (Joint with Underwater Acoustics)
Session 147, Spring 2004 — New York, NY
- D. Van Holliday special session on acoustical measurements of marine organisms. (Joint with Animal Bioacoustics)
- Ocean acoustics of earthquakes.
Session 146, Fall 2003 — Austin, TX
- Aubrey L. Anderson memorial session on acoustics of gas-bearing sediments. (Joint with Underwater Acoustics)
- Developments in multibeam sonar for water-column measurements.
Session 145, Spring 2003 — Nashville, TN
- Bioacoustic resonance spectroscopy:
Backscattering and absorptivity at resonance frequencies of the swim bladders of fish, lungs of marine mammals, and air chambers of plankton and other marine life. (Joint with Underwater Acoustics)
- Geoacoustic inversions:
General inversion techniques to characterize the bottom geoacoustic environment. (Joint with Underwater Acoustics and Signal Processing in Acoustics)