A digital Hydrophone is a passive acoustic sensor (an underwater microphone) that converts sound energy to electrical energy, with a binary stream output. The Broadband Acoustic Receiver (Hydrophone) listens for earthquakes, sea creatures, and human-generated noise in the ocean, and can hear and record everything from marine mammals in the water column to rain at the surface. The OOI requirements specified very broadband hydrophones with good noise floor characteristics and a wide dynamic range.
(text and images courtesy of Interactive Oceans)
This instrument measures the following data products. Select a data product's name to learn more.
|Broadband Acoustic pressure waves||HYDAPBB|
The algorithm code used to generate data products for this instrument is also available in the ion-functions GitHub repository.
Instrument Models & Deployed Locations
The OOI includes the following instrument makes and models for this instrument type. Follow the links below to find out where in the OOI this instrument has been deployed. You'll also find quick links for each instrument to Data portal, where you can plot and access data.
|HYDBBA||Ocean Sonics||icListen HF|
Primary Science Discipline