Oceanography The Official Magazine of
The Oceanography Society
Volume 19 Issue 01

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Volume 19, No. 1
Pages 192 - 194


Sounds in the Sea: From Ocean Acoustics to Acoustical Oceanography

Reviewed by Walter Munk | Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego, CA, USA

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My review copy came with the following note attached:

Dear Reviewers of Sounds in the Sea

Some of us have the audacity to believe that ocean exploration is more important to mankind than space exploration. And we have the wisdom to understand that current acoustical studies, which use frequencies from a fraction of a hertz to several megahertz, and which include ranges up to half way around the world, are far more effective at sea than optical efforts which operate over only a single octave (frequency ratio 2 to 1) and achieve ranges of only a few meters...


Munk, W. 2006. Review of Sounds in the Sea: From Ocean Acoustics to Acoustical Oceanography, by H. Medwin. Oceanography 19(1):192–194, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2006.106.

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