A theoretical investigation of the low-frequency sound generated by breaking waves by Cesar Edward Farell

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Published by National Library of Canada in Ottawa .

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Thesis (M.Sc.) -- University of Toronto, 1998.

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SeriesCanadian theses = -- Thèses canadiennes
The Physical Object
Pagination2 microfiches : negative. --
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Open LibraryOL22316818M
ISBN 100612409678

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Breaking waves are a major source of sea surface sound and breaking events produce sound at frequencies as low as 10 Hz. Collective bubble cloud oscillations have been shown to be the dominant source of the low‐frequency sound.

Laboratory experiments have shown that the low‐frequency sound generated by breaking is correlated with the amount Author: Mark R. Loewen, Cesar E. Farell. Additionally, a theoretical model based on the excitation of an entrained bubble cloud by individual point sources is presented to explain the low‐frequency peaks evident in the measured source spectra.

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