Do sea birds use low-frequency acoustics to navigate over the open ocean?
This research project will focus on the characterization of the global infrasonic noise field. Knowledge of the ambient acoustic noise field in the atmosphere and oceans is of importance for successfully verifying the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty with infrasound measurements.
One of the goals of this project is to apply such knowledge to study the navigation of birds over the open ocean. The project is a collaboration of an international team of researchers in the field of ecology, physiology, spatial modeling and geophysics and is funded by a Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP) Research Grant.
During the project, research at KNMI will focus on: