M A Ainslie, Principles of Sonar Performance Modeling, Springer (2010).

A modern treatment of both man-made and
bio-sonar. Includes
derivations of the active and passive sonar equations from
physical principles.

W. W. L. Au, The Sonar of Dolphins, Springer (1993).

The first ever book describing the hearing and echo location of dolphins.

W. W. L. Au and M. C. Hastings, Principles of Marine
Bioacoustics, Springer (2008).

Thorough treatment of hearing and echo location in marine mammals.

P. Blondel, The Handbook of Sidescan Sonar, Springer (2009).

Theory and in practice of sidescan sonar.

C. A. Boyles, Acoustic Waveguides: Applications to Oceanic
Science, Wiley (1984).

A thorough treatment of normal modes in ocean acoustics.

L.M. Brekhovskikh and Yu P. Lysanov, Fundamentals of Ocean
Acoustics, Springer-Verlag (2003).

Excellent, readable book on both the math and the physics.

L.M. Brekhovskikh and O. A.
Godin, Acoustics of Layered Media (I & II), Springer-Verlag (1990).

Very mathematical presentation; probably difficult reading for many but contains a wealth of useful results.

William S. Burdic, Underwater
acoustic system analysis, Prentice-Hall (1991).

A nice balance between signal processing and acoustics; as the title says, basically what you need to know to understand and design acoustic systems.

William M. Carey and Richard B. Evans, Ocean Ambient Noise:
Measurement and Theory, Springer (2011).

Theory and in practice of ocean noise.

R. H. Cole, Underwater Explosions, Dover (1965).

A thorough treatment of underwater explosions.

John DeSanto, Scalar Wave Theory:
Green's functions and applications, Springer-Verlag (1992).

A nice, mathematical presentation of graduate level material on waves.

J. V. DiFranco and W. L. Rubin,
Radar Detection, Prentice-Hall (1968).

Everything you ever needed to know about statistical detection theory – applied to radar but the mathematical theory for individual applies applies unchanged to sonar.

Paul C. Etter, Underwater
Acoustic Modeling and Simulation:
Principles, techniques and applications, E&FN Spon (Chapman & Hall), (2003).

Probably the best book to get an overview of specific noise, propagation, and reverb models that are available. Less theory and implementation information than JKPS.

George Frisk, Ocean and Seabed Acoustics: A theory of wave propagation, Prentice-Hall (1994).

A mathematical treatment, emphasizing stratified problems.

O. A Godin and D. R. Palmer, History of Russian Underwater
Acoustics, World Scientific (2008) .

Historical summary of theoretical and practical developments in underwater sound in Russia.

F. V. Hunt, Electroacoustics: The
Analysis of Transduction, and its Historical Background, AIP
(1954).

Theory and historical account of electro-acoustic transducers.

J. W. Horton, Fundamentals of SONAR, 2^{nd} edition,
United States Naval Institute (1959).

A fine predecessor to Urick’s classic.

D. R. Jackson and M. R. Richardson, High-Frequency Seafloor
Acoustics(2006).

Everything you ever needed to know about the interaction of high frequency sound with the seabed.

Finn Jensen, William Kuperman,
Michael Porter, and Henrik
Schmidt,
Computational Ocean Acoustics,
Springer-Verlag (2000).

Details about the numerical implementation and use of ocean acoustic models.

Boris G. Katsnelson and Valery G.
Petnikov, Shallow Water Acoustics,
Springer (2002).

A readable overview of all aspects of shallow water acoustics.

Ding Lee, Martin H. Schultz, Numerical Ocean Acoustic
Propagation in three-dimensions, World Scientific (1995).

Emphasizes the math/numerical issues more than the physics

T. G. Leighton, The Acoustic Bubble, Academic (1994).

Everything you ever needed to know about the acoustical properties of gas bubbles.

X. Lurton, An Introduction to Underwater Acoustics: Principles
and Applications, Springer (2010).

Covers similar ground to Urick’s classic, from a more modern perspective.

Herman Medwin and Clarence S.
Clay, Fundamentals of Acoustical Oceanography, Academic Press
(1998).

Covers ocean acoustics quite broadly but is particularly useful for material on scattering by objects, bubbles, and boundaries.

Walter Munk, Peter Worcester, and
Carl Wunsch, Ocean Acoustic
Tomography, Cambridge (1995).

Great book on the subject by the pioneers of the field.

W. J. Richardson, C. R. Greene, C. I. Malme
and D. H. Thompson, Marine Mammals and Noise, Academic (1995).

Pioneering text documenting all aspects of the
influence of underwater sound on marine mammals.

D. Ross, Mechanics of underwater noise(1990).

A classic text on radiated noise from ships.

C. Sherman and J. L. Butler, Transducers and Arrays for
Underwater Sound, Springer (2007).

Electro-acoustic transducers and arrays

J. Simmonds, D. N. MacLennan, Fisheries Acoustics: Theory and
Practice(2005).

Theory and in practice of fisheries sonar.

I. Tolstoy and C. S. Clay, Ocean Acoustics: Theory and
Experiment in Underwater Sound, AIP (1987).

Theory and in practice of underwater sound.

Alex Tolstoy: Matched-Field Processing, World-Scientic (1993).

The only overview book available on MFP. A nice, readable introduction to the basics.

Robert J. Urick: Principles of
Underwater Sound, 3^{rd} edition, Peninsula (1983).

A classic book on the subject. Despite being one of the first books it's still a key reference with large parts of the material not available elsewhere. Behind the engineering treatment is clearly a solid understanding of the science behind things.

Physics of Sound in the Sea, Peninsula Publishing (originally
published in 1945).

Emphasizes the physics. They knew an awful lot already by 1945.

W. M. X. Zimmer, Passive Acoustic Monitoring of Cetaceans, CUP
(2011)

How to count whales by listening to the sounds they make.

Proceedings or Collections:

- Andrea Caiti, Jean-Pierre Hermand, Sergio Jesus, Michael
Porter,
*Experimental Acoustic Inversion Methods for exploration of the shallow-water environment*, Kluwer (2000).

Emphasizes experimental work. Lots of interesting applications such as monitoring sea-grass oxygen production and internal tides. (review) - Stan Chin-Bing,
David King, Jim Davis, and Richard Evans, PE Workshop II:
Proceedings of the Second parabolic equation workshop, Naval
Research Laboratory (1993).

Lots of test case results useful for benchmarking models. - Orest Diachok, Andrea Caiti, Peter Gerstoft,
and Henrik Schmidt,
*Full-field inversion methods in ocean and seismo-acoustics*, Kluwer (1995) - Dale Ellis,
John Preston, Heinz Urban,
*Ocean Reverberation*, Kluwer (1993). - N.G. Pace, E. Pouliquen, O. Bergem,
A.P. Lyons,
*High Frequency Acoustics in Shallow Water*, SACLANTCEN Conference Proceedings (1997). - Nicholas G.
Pace and Finn B. Jensen, Impact of Littoral Environmental
Variability on Acoustic Predictions and Sonar Performance,
Kluwer (2002).
- Michael B.
Porter, Martin Siderius, and
William A. Kuperman,
*High Frequency Ocean Acoustics*, AIP (2004).

Snapshot of HF acoustics research including marine mammals, acoustic comms, geoacoustic inversion, propagation modeling, and ambient noise. - Allan R.
Robinson and Ding Lee,
*Oceanography and Acoustics*, AIP (1994).

A key reference if your looking for the connection between oceanographic features and their acoustic impact. - Renhe Zhang and Jixun Zhou,
*Shallow-Water Acoustics*, China Ocean Press (1997).

Proceedings of a conference held in Beijing. Good representation of Asian and particularly Chinese work in this area.

- Proceedings of
the Underwater Acoustics Measurements Conference (2005
to 2011)
- Journal of the
Japanese Marine Acoustics Society (Articles in Japanese,
Abstracts in English, Link)
- Proceedings of
the conferences of the Australian Acoustic Society (Link)
- Proceedings of
the Institute of Acoustics (UK) (Link)
- Proceedings of
the Pacific Rim Underwater Acoustics Conferences (2007,
2009, 2011)
- ACTA ACUSTICA
united with ACUSTICA (Publication of the European Acoustics
Association, Link)

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