ISO 18405:2017

Underwater acoustics — Terminology

Publication date:   Apr 25, 2017

General information

90.93 Standard confirmed   Nov 7, 2022


ISO/TC 43/SC 3 Underwater acoustics

International Standard

17.140.01   Acoustic measurements and noise abatement in general | 01.040.17   Metrology and measurement. Physical phenomena (Vocabularies) | 17.140.30   Noise emitted by means of transport



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ISO 18405:2017 defines terms and expressions used in the field of underwater acoustics, including natural, biological and anthropogenic (i.e. man-made) sound. It includes the generation, propagation and reception of underwater sound and its scattering, including reflection, in the underwater environment including the seabed (or sea bottom), sea surface and biological organisms. It also includes all aspects of the effects of underwater sound on the underwater environment, humans and aquatic life. The properties of underwater acoustical systems are excluded.

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ISO 18405:2017
90.93 Standard confirmed
Nov 7, 2022