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study of ambient noise in shallow water

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Date Issued:
1999
Summary:
This thesis describes a series of measurements that took place over the duration of one year on the South Florida Testing Facility (SFTF) range, Dania, in order to survey the shallow water ambient acoustic environment. Three groups of data sets were taken in December 1998, May 1999 and July 1999. The data was collected using the Ambient Noise Sonar (ANS) that was developed in the Ocean Engineering department at Florida Atlantic University. The ambient acoustic environment was found to be highly variable with two main components. Boat noise was found to primarily be associated with the inlet and a source of snapping shrimp situated on the shallow water 30ft reef became apparent through 24hr observation. The effects of adverse weather were not studied due to the absence of this source during the measurement periods.
Title: A study of ambient noise in shallow water.
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Name(s): Pirie, Rachel Louise.
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
Glegg, Stewart A. L., Thesis advisor
College of Engineering and Computer Science
Department of Ocean and Mechanical Engineering
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 1999
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 168 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: This thesis describes a series of measurements that took place over the duration of one year on the South Florida Testing Facility (SFTF) range, Dania, in order to survey the shallow water ambient acoustic environment. Three groups of data sets were taken in December 1998, May 1999 and July 1999. The data was collected using the Ambient Noise Sonar (ANS) that was developed in the Ocean Engineering department at Florida Atlantic University. The ambient acoustic environment was found to be highly variable with two main components. Boat noise was found to primarily be associated with the inlet and a source of snapping shrimp situated on the shallow water 30ft reef became apparent through 24hr observation. The effects of adverse weather were not studied due to the absence of this source during the measurement periods.
Identifier: 9780599540675 (isbn), 15738 (digitool), FADT15738 (IID), fau:12494 (fedora)
Collection: FAU Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection
Note(s): College of Engineering and Computer Science
Thesis (M.S.)--Florida Atlantic University, 1999.
Subject(s): Underwater acoustics
Noise--Measurement
Acoustic surface waves
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