Science of Sound in the Sea Resources
Useful Resources
Science of Sound in the Sea

Printed Resources

  • Albers, Vernon. M. 1970. The world of sound. South Brunswick, A. S. Barnes. 241 p.
  • Albers, Vernon. M. (ed). 1972. Underwater sound. Stroudsburg, PA, Dowden, Hutchinson and Ross. 468p.
  • Andrew, R.K., Howe, B.M., Mercer, J.A., and Dzieciuch, M.A. 2002. Ocean ambient sound: Comparing the 1960s with the 1990s for a receiver off the California coast. *Acoustics Research Letters Online, 3(2):65-70.
  • Ardley, Neil. 1991. The Science Book of Sound. Harcourt Brace Jovanovich. Orlando, FL. 29 p.
  • Bifano, T.G, Cleveland, R.O., Compton, D.A. and Pierce, A.D. 1999. "A novel microelectromechanical system (MEMS) design for an underwater acoustic field sensor". Acoustical Society of America 137th Meeting, Berlin, Germany, March 1999.
  • Feravolo, Rocco and McFall, Christie (Illus). 1962. Wonders of Sound. New York, Dodd, Mead. 64 p.
  • Geralton, James and Krush, Joe (Illus). 1948. The Story of Sound. New York, Harcourct, Brace. 74 p.
  • Glencoe Science: Introduction to Physical Science. 2002. McGraw Hill- Companies.
Lyon, Sue. 1993. Science in Motion. The Marshall Cavendish Guide to Projects and Experiments; Light and Sound.
  • Medwin, H. and Clay, C. S. 1998. Fundamentals of Acoustical Oceanography. Boston: Academic Press. 712p.
  • Moore, B.C.J., Glasberg, B.R. and Baer, T. 1997. A model for the prediction of thresholds, loudness, and partial loudness. Journal of the Audio Engineering Society, Vol. 45, No. 4, page 232.
  • National Research Council. 2003. Ocean Noise and Marine Mammals. National Academy Press, Washington, D.C. 192 pp.
  • Oates, Eddie Herschel. 1995. Making Music: 6 Instruments You Can Create. New York: Harper Collins. 1995.
  • Old McDonald Had a Farm, by Child's Play International.
  • Office of Naval Research. 2001. "Final Environmental Impact Statement for the North Pacific Acoustic Laboratory, May 2001". Office of Naval Research, Arlington, VA.
  • Parker, Steve. 1989. The Ear and Hearing. London; New York: F. Watts. 40 p.
  • Parsons, Alexandra and Barnes, Jon (Illus.). 2001. Make it Work Sound. Haslam, Andrew (ed). Chicago, Ill.: World Book in association with Two-Can. 48 p.
  • Pout, James and Bienvenue, Gordon. 1990. Acoustics for You. Malabar, FL: R. E. Krieger Pub. Co. 266 p.
  • Richardson, John W., et al. 1995. Marine Mammals and Noise. Academic Press. San Diego, CA. 576 p.
  • Urick, Robert J. 1983. Principles of Underwater Sound. 3rd ed. New York: McGraw-Hill. 423 p.
  • Watlington, Frank. 1979. How to Build and Use Low-Cost Hydrophones. 1st ed. Tab Books. Blue Ridge Summit, PA. 140 pages.
  • Wenz, G. M. 1962. Acoustic ambient noise in the ocean: Spectra and sources. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 34, 1936-1956.

Books with Activities for Teachers

  • DiSpezio, Michael and Leary, Catherine (Illus). 1999. Awesome Experiments in Light and Sound. Sterling Publishing, New York, NY. 160 pages.
  • Kaner, Etta and Phillips, Louise (Illus). 1991. Sound Science. Perseus Publishing. 96 p.
  • Levine, Shar and Johnstone, Leslie. 2000. Science and Sound of Music. Sterling Publishing Co. Inc. New York, NY. 80 p.
  • Morgan, Sally and Adrian. 1994. Designs in Science: Using Sound. Facts on File, New York, NY. 48 pages.
  • Siepak, Karen Lee. 1994. Step-by-Step Science Series: Sound. Carson-Dellosa Publishing Co., Inc. Greensboro, NC. 48 pages.
  • Sound, 1997. Student Activity Book, National Science Resource Center.

Books for Students

  • Brown, Margaret Wise. The Seashore Noisy Book. New York: Harper Collins Publishers, 1941.
  • Darling, David. 1991. Sounds Interesting: The Science of Acoustics. Dillon Press, New York, NY. 59 pages.
  • Evans, David and Williams. 1993. Sound and Music. Penguin Books Ltd. 32 p.
  • Freeman, Ira M. 1961. All About Sound and Ultrasonics. Random House, New York, NY. 141p.
  • Gibbons, Gail. 1999. Exploring the Deep, Dark Sea. Little Brown, Boston, MA. 30 p.
  • Gray, Samantha. 2001. Ocean. Dorling Kingsley Pub. Co., New York, NY. 47 p.
  • Hann, Judith. 1991. How Science Works. Reader's Digest Association, Pleasantville, NY. 192 p.
  • Israel, Elaine. Making Sounds. McGraw-Hill, New York, NY. 16 p.
  • Keen, Martin L. 1962. The How and Why Wonder Book of Sound. Wonder Books, NY. 48 p.
  • Sound. Teacher's Guide. Science and Technology for Children. 1997. Carolina Biological Supply Co., Burlington, NC. 62 p.
  • Swallow, Su. 1991. Amazing Sea Facts. Mallard Press. 32 p.

Internet Resources are in the Additional Resources Link below:

Additional Resources

  • "Acoustic and Vibration Animations." (Link)
  • "CBATS Lesson plans - The SOFAR Channel." (Link)
  • "How Many? A Dictionary of Units of Measurement." (Link)
  • "HyperPhysics - Reflection of Sound." (Link)
  • "HyperPhysics - Sensitivity of the Human Ear." (Link)
  • "Math Connect - Conversion." (Link)
  • "NAS Beyond Discovery - Sounding Out the Ocean's Secrets." (Link)
  • "NMFS - National Marine Mammal Laboratory - Cetacea Echolocation." (Link)
  • "NOAA Ocean Explorer - Technologies for Ocean Acoustic Monitoring." (Link)
  • "NOAA Vents Program - The SOFAR or deep sound channel." (Link)
  • "NPL Technical Guides - Speed of Sound in Seawater." (Link)
  • "Physics Classroom - Properties of Waves." (Link)
  • "Physics Classroom - Reflection, Refraction, and Diffraction." (Link)
  • "Physics Classroom - Sound Properties and Their Perception." (Link)
  • "Physics Classroom - The Nature of a Sound Wave." (Link)
  • "Physics Classroom - The Speed of Sound." (Link)
  • "PMEL Vents - Underwater Acoustics Tutorial." (Link)
  • "PMEL Vents Acoustics Tutorial - Sound Speed." (Link)
  • "SeaWorld - Communication and Echolocation." (Link)
  • National Academy of Sciences, "Sounding Out the Oceans Secrets." (Link)
  • "St. Andrews University, U.K.: Varying signals." (Link)
  • "TVTechnology.com: Inside Audio: Levels." (Link)
  • "Unit Conversion Tools." (Link)