Accession Number : AD0806442

Title :   LOCALIZATION OF SOUND ON ICE AND SNOW,

Corporate Author : ARMY MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB FORT KNOX KY

Personal Author(s) : Silver, Carl A. ; Fletcher, John L.

Report Date : 13 AUG 1958

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : An attempt was made to investigate the ability of subjects to locate the origin of signals over ice or snow surfaces. Subjects were able to localize the direction of sounds better over snow surface than over ice. It has been demonstrated that localization of sound on snow surfaces is superior to localization on ice surfaces. As an aid to communication, investigation should be made of intelligibility over ice and snow. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SOUND RANGING, ARCTIC REGIONS), SURFACE PROPERTIES, PSYCHOACOUSTICS, ICE, SNOW, HEARING, DIRECTION FINDING.

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Acoustic Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE