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Author Zimmer, Walter M. X., 1949- author

Title Passive acoustic monitoring of cetaceans / Walter M.X. Zimmer
Published Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2011
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Description 1 online resource (ix, 356 pages) : illustrations
Contents Part I. Underwater Acoustics (The Basics). 1. Principles of underwater sound -- 2. Cetacean sounds -- 3. Sonar equation --Part II. Signal Processing (Designing the Tools). 4. Detection methods -- 5. Classification methods -- 6. Localisation and tracking -- Part III. Passive Acoustic Monitoring (Putting It All Together). 7. Applications of PAM -- 8. Detection functions -- 9. Simulating sampling strategies -- 10. PAM systems -- 11. References and further reading -- Index
Summary "Passive acoustic monitoring is increasingly used by the scientific community to study, survey and census marine mammals, especially cetaceans, many of which are easier to hear than to see. PAM is also used to support efforts to mitigate potential negative effects of human activities such as ship traffic, military and civilian sonar and offshore exploration. Walter Zimmer provides an integrated approach to PAM, combining physical principles, discussion of technical tools and application-oriented concepts of operations. Additionally, relevant information and tools necessary to assess existing and future PAM systems are presented, with Matlab code used to generate figures and results so readers can reproduce data and modify code to analyse the impact of changes. This allows the principles to be studied whilst discovering potential difficulties and side effects. Aimed at graduate students and researchers, the book provides all information and tools necessary to gain a comprehensive understanding of this interdisciplinary subject"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Cetacea -- Effect of noise on.
Cetacea -- Monitoring.
Dolphin sounds.
Whale sounds.
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