Arthur N. Popper, Editor

Summer Issue 

As many members of the Acoustical Society of America (ASA) know, The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America and other ASA journals have recently adopted new styles and covers. These changes did not include Acoustics Today (AT) because our style is rather different from those of the ASA peer reviewed publications.

However, about six months ago, we decided to try to make the magazine more readable, have it incorporate ASA publication standards (e.g., colors, fonts), and improve the way that the various parts of the magazine tie together. At the same time, we did not want to do anything to alter the content of the magazine or what it contributes to the ASA and its members.

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ASA Statement on Racism and Injustice

Acoustics Today Celebrates
The International Year of Sound 2020-2021
IYS Special Issue
Spanish-Language Translations

Volume 16, Issue 2 Summer 2020

To view or download the full issue, click the cover image. To read an individual article, click its title.

ASA Statement on Racism and Injustice

From the Editor – Arthur N. Popper

From the President – Victor Sparrow


Featured Articles

The Underwater Sound from Offshore Wind Farms – Jennifer Amaral, Kathleen Vigness-Raposa, James H. Miller, Gopu R. Potty, Arthur Newhall, and Ying-Tsong Lin

Solving Complex Acoustic Problems Using High-Performance Computations – Gregory Bunting, Clark R. Dohrmann, Scott T. Miller, and Timothy F. Walsh

Battlefield Acoustics in the First World War: Artillery Location – Richard Daniel Costley Jr.

Bioacoustic Attenuation Spectroscopy: A New Approach to Monitoring Fish at Sea – Orest Diachok

The Tuning Fork: An Amazing Acoustics Apparatus – Daniel A. Russell

Speech Acoustics of the World’s Languages – Benjamin V. Tucker and Richard Wright

The Adapted Ears of Big Cats and Golden Moles: Exotic Outcomes of the Evolutionary Radiation of Mammals – Edward J. Walsh and JoAnn McGee


Sound Perspectives

Ask an Acoustician – Subha Maruvada and Micheal L. Dent

JASA-EL to Become an Independent, “Gold-Level,” Open-Access Journal – Charles C. Church

A Perspective on Proceedings of Meetings on Acoustics – Kent L. Gee, Megan S. Ballard, and Helen Wall Murray

ASA Books Committee – Mark F. Hamilton

Data, Dinners, and Diapers: Traveling with a Baby to a Scientific Conference – Laura N. Kloepper

Work-Parenting Harmony – Tracianne B. Neilsen and Alison K. Stimpert

Spooked! – Lenny Rudow



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