ASA Lay Language Papers

ASA Fall 2013
166th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America

The following are lay language versions of meeting papers being presented at the 166th Annual Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America to be held December 2-6, 2013, in San Francisco, California. Please keep in mind that some of the research described in the lay papers may not have yet been peer reviewed.

Benjamin Franklin and the Maximum Intelligible Range of the Human Voice (1aAA4) by Braxton Boren and Agnieszka Roginska

Noise from Icebergs off Antarctica and Soundscape of the South Pacific Ocean (1aAO7) by Haru Matsumoto, Robert P. Dziak, Joe Haxel, T-K Lau , Matt Fowler, DelWayne R. Bohnenstiehl, Minkyu Park, and Won-Sang Lee

An Ultrasound System to Identify and Characterize Kidney Stones (1aBA5) by Bryan W. Cunitz, Barbrina L. Dunmire, Mathew D. Sorensen, Franklin Chong-Ho Lee, Ryan His, Oleg A. Sapozhnikov, Jonathan D. Harper, and Michael R. Bailey

Clicking Whales - Who is Speaking? (1pAB3) by Juliette W. Ioup, George E. Ioup, Arslan M. Tashmukhambetov, Christopher O. Tiemann, and Natalia A. Sidorovskaia

The History Detectives: Establishing the Parameters of the 1960 Perth-Bermuda Antipodal Acoustic Propagation Experiment (1pAO2) by Brian Dushaw

How Does Fractal Music ("Self-similarity" or Predictability) Sound to You If You Are Amusic? (1pMU9) by Fang Liu, Sherri L. Livengood, Cunmei Jiang, Alice H. D. Chan, and Patrick C. M. Wong


Inventing a New Musical Instrument Before You Are 20 Years Old (2aMU1) by Thomas Moore, Joshua Almond, and Daniel Crozier

Invisibility Cloak for Sound Waves Propagating in Air (2aPAb2) by Víctor Manuel García-Chocano, Francisco Cervera, Ana Díaz-Rubio, Alfonso Climente, Daniel Torrent, and José Sánchez-Dehesa

Low Noise Foam Fan (2aSA6) by Yi Liu and Percy Wang

Possible Impact of Underwater Explosions on Cetaceans (2pABb3) by Simone Baumann-Pickering, Amanda J. Debich, Ana Širović, Jennifer S. Trickey, Sean M. Wiggins, John A. Hildebrand, James V. Carretta, Rohen Gresalfi, and Marie A. Roch

Identification of Acoustic Sources during a Rocket Launch (2pNS2) by Jayanta Panda, Robert N. Mosher, and Barry J. Porter

Detecting Voice Disguise through Vowel Sounds and Vocal Cord Movements (2pSCa4) by Talal Bin Amin, James Sneed German, and Pina Marziliano


The Isolation of Lookingglass Theatre, or How An Active Water Pumping Station in Chicago Became the Site for an Award-Winning Successful Playhouse (3aAAa3) by Gregory Miller and Richard Talaske

Individual Identification of Japanese Macaques by Coo-calls: Pitch or Vocal Tract Characteristics? (3aAB3) by Takafumi Furuyama, Kohta I. Kobayasi, and Hiroshi Riquimaroux

Noise Reduction for Tactical Fighter Aircraft (3aPAa2) by Philip J. Morris, Dennis K. McLaughlin, Michael B. Lurie, and Alex M. Karns

African Volcano Makes Sound like Supersonic Jet and Rocket Engines (3aPAa4) by David Fee, Robin S. Matoza, Kent L. Gee, and Darcy E. Ogden

Inter-pulse Noise Assessment during Shallow Water Seismic Survey Using Airgun Excitations (3aUW18) by Nicole Bull, Shane Guan, Joseph F. Vignola, and Teresa J. Ryan

Reducing Noise and Vibrations from Cars Driving above a Hotel Ballroom (3pNS1) by Alexander K. Salter


Nonlinear Time Series Analysis of Snapping Shrimp Sounds (4aAB5) by Tyler Hee Wai, John S. Allen III, John Gebbie, and Martin Siderius

Heard at a Wildlife Center by the Southern White Rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum simum) - why might this be important? (4aAB6) by Suzi Wiseman, Frank Sepulveda, and Preston S. Wilson

Mapping the Extent of Noise on a National Scale (4aNS5) by Daniel J. Mennitt, K.M. Fristrup, and Lisa Nelson

Speech Errors Corrected Before You Make Them (4aSC4) by Caroline Niziolek, Srikantan Nagarajan, and John Houde

Patterns in Bioacoustic Activity Observed in US National Parks (4pAB2) by Megan F. McKenna, Daniel J. Mennitt, Emma Lynch, Damon Joyce, and Kurt M. Fristrup

Passive Acoustic Methods Aid in Studying Impact of Environmental Changes on Deep-diving Whales in the Gulf of Mexico (4pAB5) by Natalia A. Sidorovskaia, Azmy S. Ackleh, Christopher O. Tiemann, Juliette W. Ioup, and George E. Ioup

Soundscapes from Hydrophone Stations in the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Organization's International Monitoring System Hydroacoustic Network (4pAO1) by Mark Prior, David Brown, Georgios Haralabus, and Mario Zampolli

MRI-guided Ultrasound Hyperthermia for Prostate Cancer (4pBA2) by Vasant A. Salgaonkar, I-C Hsu, Chris Diederich, Viola Rieke, Eugene Ozhinsky, John Kurhanewicz, Punit Prakash, and Juan Plata

Do We All Speak Like Valley Girls? Uptalk in Southern Californian English (4pSCa2) by Amanda Ritchart and Amalia Arvaniti


Towards Quiet Supersonic Flight (5aNS1) by Alexandra Loubeau, Johnathan Rathsam, and Jacob Klos

Rhythm Profile of American Aviation English (5pSC32) by Julia Trippe and Eric Pederson