Call for Papers: Ocean Acoustics in the Changing Arctic


The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America is currently accepting manuscripts for a Special Issue on “Ocean Acoustics in the Changing Arctic”.


The Arctic Ocean is undergoing dramatic changes in response to increasing atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases. Sea ice extent and thickness have declined substantially. Warmer waters have entered the Arctic from the North Atlantic and North Pacific Oceans. The ocean stratification is changing. This Special Issue invites manuscripts on underwater acoustics and acoustical oceanography in the changing Arctic. Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):


  • Observations and modeling of acoustic propagation, including the effects of interactions with the ice cover and seafloor
  • Acoustic remote sensing of large-scale ocean temperatures and currents (ocean acoustic tomography/thermometry)
  • Passive acoustic monitoring of natural and anthropogenic sounds
  • Under-ice navigation systems for floats, gliders, and autonomous underwater vehicles
  • Acoustic communication systems
  • Arctic geo-acoustics
  • Comparisons of current Arctic acoustic conditions with historical data.

If you have any questions about your intended paper, please email the Guest Editors.


Deadline for manuscripts is 31 August 2021

Accepted papers will be published in the next available regular issue of the journal and identified as belonging to this Special Issue. After all Special Issue articles have been published, they will all be listed in an online collection for the Special Issue on the JASA website.


Guest Editors:


Peter F. Worcester
Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California San Diego, USA


Mohsen Badiey
University of Delaware, USA


Hanne Sagen
Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Center, Norway


Submission: In your manuscript file, before the abstract, please include the following: “This paper is part of a special issue on Ocean Acoustics in the Changing Arctic.”

To submit your paper, please visit the JASA author page, where you will find instructions for authors and the link by which you can submit your article. Please select the “Special Issue” article type and select this Special Issue as the destination for your work using the section/category drop-down menu.

07 March 2020