Cover Texte 16/2014 Assessment of potential for masking in marine mammals of the Antarctic exposed to underwater sound from airguns
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Assessment of potential for masking in marine mammals of the Antarctic exposed to underwater sound from airguns


Functional marine mammal acoustic communication evolved under natural ambient noise levels, which makes communication vulnerable to anthropogenic noise sources. In this report, we consider the potential long-range effects of airgun noise on marine mammal communication range. During the propagation process, airgun impulses are reflected multiple times from the sea surface, refracted in sound channels and reverberated, leading to signal stretching that may result in a continuous received sound.

Series
Texte | 16/2014
Number of pages
323
Year of publication
Author(s)
Prof Dr. Ursula Siebert, Michael Dähne, Sina Danehl, Ole Meyer-Klaeden, Abbo van Neer a.o.
Language
Englisch
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Project No. (FKZ)
3711 19 121
Publisher
Umweltbundesamt
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