Underwater Acoustics

The Technical Committee on Underwater Acoustics is concerned with both natural and anthropogenic sound and its generation underwater; and the propagation, reflection and scattering of sound in the underwater environment including the seabed and the sea surface.
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Welcome to The ASA Underwater Acoustics Technical Committee


The Underwater Acoustics TC is focused on sound-wave phenomena in the ocean and seabed, with primary emphasis on the following topics:

  • Propagation phenomena: steady-state and transient solutions of the wave equation, including boundary effects, and seismoacoustics.
  • Scattering and reverberation: characterization and quantification.
  • Ambient noise: noise sources, spectra, directionality, and spatial/temporal fluctuations.
  • Signal processing and sonar algorithms, with emphasis on the detection of signals in noise and statistical analysis.
  • Underwater acoustic instrumentation.

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