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Research project

T Leighton - Geophysical quantification of seafloor greenhouse gas


Lead researcher

Professor Timothy Leighton FRS FREng FMedSci ScD

Professor of Ultrasonics
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Other researchers

Professor Paul White

Prof of Statistical Signal Processing

Research interests

  • Paul has research interests which include signal processing, underwater acoustics and bioacoustics (the way animals, especially marine mammals, use sound). He is primarily concerned with developing tools to assist in the computer-aided analysis of underwater sounds and understanding the role of those sounds in the marine environment.
  • Acoustics, in the form of sonar, is an important tool for the exploration of the marine environment. It is used by the seismic industry to locate oil and gas reserves, by the military to detect objects, by oceanographers to make measurements and by marine mammals to survive.
  • Man-made underwater acoustic systems rely upon computers to process the data coming from sensors to interpret the environment. The processing methods within the computer systems are a critical component often defining the overall success of the instrument.
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Collaborating research institutes, centres and groups

Research outputs

Jianghui Li, Ben Roche, Jonathan Bull, Paul White, Timothy Leighton, Giuseppe Provenzano, Marus Dewar & Timothy Henstock, 2020, Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 125(9)
Type: article
Mathias Deleau, Paul White, Graeme Peirson, Timothy Leighton & Paul Kemp, 2019, River Research and Applications, 36(3), 441-451
Type: article
Jianghui Li, Paul White, Ben Roche, John Davis & Timothy Leighton, 2019, Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 146(5), 3552-3561
Type: article
Xin Qing, Paul White, Timothy Leighton, Songzuo Liu, Gang Qiao & Yu Zhang, 2019, Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 146(3)
Type: article