History of Acoustics at WHOI
First US publication (1941) for describing
Sound Transmission in the Sea (pdf).
Navy contract #2 at WHOI.
Joe Worzel autobiography (pdf), Highly recommended
History and list of WHOI Navy projects 1941-1950 (pdf)
- Projects, Personnel, Inventions, and Bibliography of Unpublished Reports by WHOI Director Columbus Iselin (in above picture).
Manual for the refractive slide rule (pdf) for calculating sound ray paths in the water (1943).
Harold Edgerton and Joe Worzel video of an explosion bubble pulse (1947) at the MIT video archive. Please refer to Joe Worzel's autobiography (pp 55-56) for more information about this.
POMA paper Underwater acoustics research at the Woods Hole Oceanographics Institution (also highly recommended) and
accompanying History of Acoustics at WHOI presentation (pdf) given by WHOI acoustician James F. Lynch (with Arthur Newhall and Bob Frosch) for the Acoustical Society of America (May, 2015) special section on the history of acoustics in the U.S.
Last updated: May 2, 2016