Department of Physics

philippe_blondel

Senior lecturer

Office: 3W 3.2a
Email: pyspb@bath.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0) 1225 385237 

 

Dr Philippe Blondel 

Profile

Biographical Information

  • Senior Lecturer, University of Bath 2004-
  • Lecturer, University of Bath 2001-2004
  • Research Officer, University of Bath 1999-2000
  • Senior Scientific Officer, Southampton Oceanographic Centre (UK) 1995-1999
  • Higher Scientific Officer, Institute of Oceanographic Sciences Deacon Laboratory, 1994-1995
  • Research Scientist, School of Oceanography, University of Washington (USA), 1992-1994
  • Ph.D. (Universit√© Paris-VII Jussieu, France) 1992

Research Interests

My research focuses on the physical understanding of acoustic remote sensing and its uses in underwater environments. This research is based on the development of new experimental and processing techniques, in conjunction with theoretical studies of high-frequency acoustic scattering. It is detailed in my personal home page and in the activities of the Centre for Space, Atmospheric and Oceanic Science, of which I am Deputy Director.

Experiments are performed in the large tank facilities of our laboratory, in short sea trials, and in long deep-sea marine expeditions. Theoretical developments currently focus on models of high-frequency bistatic scattering (above 100 kHz) and monostatic backscattering (1 kHz to 500 kHz). The applications are varied and include: seabed mapping, tsunami studies habitat mapping (deep-sea coral reefs, Arctic ecosystems, continental margins), mine counter-measures (MCM), seafloor characterisation (TexAn software) and 3-D imaging of toxic waste in/on the seabed.

Publications

Blondel, P. C. and Williamson, B. J., 2013. Long-term multibeam measurements around a tidal turbine test site in Orkney, Scotland. In: Annual Spring Conference, Acoustics 2013, 2013-05-13 - 2013-05-13, Nottingham.

Merchant, N. D., Blondel, P., Dakin, D. T. and Dorocicz, J., 2012. Averaging underwater noise levels for environmental assessment of shipping. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 132 (4), EL343-EL349.

Merchant, N. D., Witt, M. J., Blondel, P., Godley, B. J. and Smith, G. H., 2012. Assessing sound exposure from shipping in coastal waters using a single hydrophone and Automatic Identification System (AIS) data. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 64 (7), pp. 1320-1329.

Micallef, A., LeBas, T. P., Huvenne, V. A. I., Blondel, P., Huenerbach, V. and Deidun, A., 2012. A multi-method approach for benthic habitat mapping of shallow coastal areas with high-resolution multibeam data. Continental Shelf Research, 39-40, pp. 14-26.

Blondel, P., ed., 2012. Bathymetry and its Applications. Croatia: InTech Open Access Publisher.

Kruss, A., Blondel, P. and Tegowski, J., 2012. Acoustic properties of macrophytes: Comparison of single-beam and multibeam imaging with modeling results. In: 11th European Conference on Underwater Acoustics 2012, ECUA 2012. St. Albans: Institute of Acoustics, pp. 168-175.

Merchant, N., Witt, M. J., Blondel, P., Godley, B. J. and Smith, G., 2012. Long-term monitoring of sound exposure from shipping in coastal waters. In: 11th European Conference on Underwater Acoustics 2012, ECUA 2012. St. Albans: Institute of Acoustics, pp. 1026-1033.

Williamson, B. and Blondel, P., 2012. Multibeam imaging of the environment around marine renewable energy devices. In: 11th European Conference on Underwater Acoustics 2012, ECUA 2012. St. Albans: Institute of Acoustics, pp. 1271-1277.

Tegowski, J., Deane, G., Lisimenka, A. and Blondel, P., 2012. Spectral and statistical analyses of ambient noise in Spitsvergen Fjords and identification of glacier calving events. In: 11th European Conference on Underwater Acoustics 2012, ECUA 2012. St. Albans: Institute of Acoustics, pp. 1667-1672.

Merchant, N., Witt, M. J., Blondel, P., Godley, B. J. and Smith, G. H., 2011. Ambient noise in the Western English Channel: Temporal variability due to shipping and biological sources. In: Proceedings of the Institute of Acoustics. Vol. 33. Institute of Acoustics, pp. 27-29.

Tegowski, J., Deane, G., Lisimenka, A. and Blondel, P., 2011. Underwater ambient noise of glaciers on Svalbard as indicator of dynamic processes in the Arctic. In: Proceedings of the Institute of Acoustics. Vol. 33. Institute of Acoustics, pp. 83-85.

Woelfel, J., Schumann, R., Peine, F., Flohr, A., Kruss, A., Tegowski, J., Blondel, P., Wiencke, C. and Karsten, U., 2010. Microphytobenthos of Arctic Kongsfjorden (Svalbard, Norway): biomass and potential primary production along the shore line. Polar Biology, 33 (9), pp. 1239-1253.

Lurton, X., Blondel, P. and Collins-Keogh, M., 2010. Ambient noise in the ocean. In: Lurton, X., ed. An Introduction to Underwater Acoustics: Principles and Applications. 2nd ed. Berlin: Springer - Praxis, pp. 123-165.

Graf, S., Blondel, P. C., Megill, W. M. and Clift, S. E., 2009. Acoustic modelling of dolphin sound reception and implications for biosonar design. In: Oceans 2009 - Europe. New York: IEEE, pp. 1519-1524.

Brown, C. J. and Blondel, P., 2009. Developments in the application of multibeam sonar backscatter data for seafloor habitat mapping. Applied Acoustics, 70 (10), pp. 1242-1247.

Blondel, P. and Gomez Sichi, O., 2009. Textural analyses of multibeam sonar imagery from Stanton Banks, Northern Ireland continental shelf. Applied Acoustics, 70 (10), pp. 1288-1297.

Blondel, P. and Pace, N. G., 2009. Bistatic Sonars: Sea Trials, Laboratory Experiments and Future Surveys. Archives of Acoustics, 34 (1), pp. 95-109.

Blondel, P., 2009. Handbook of Sidescan Sonar. Berlin: Springer - Praxis.

Graf, S., Blondel, P., Megill, W. and Clift, S., 2009. Sound reception in bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) Results from 2-D and 3-D modelling.

Brown, C. J. and Blondel, P., 2009. The application of underwater acoustics to seabed habitat mapping (Guest editorial). Applied Acoustics, 70 (10), p. 1241.

Blondel, P., 2008. A review of acoustic techniques for habitat mapping. Hydroacoustics, 11, pp. 29-38.

Howey, R. and Blondel, P., 2008. Bistatic scattering in sediments : Comparison of model and scaled tank experiments at 238 kHz. In: 7th European Conference on Noise Control 2008, EURONOISE 2008, 2008-06-28 - 2008-07-03, Paris.

Kruss, A., Tegowski, J., Wiktor, J., Tatarek, A. and Blondel, P., 2008. Estimation of macrophytes using single-beam and multibeam echosounding for environmental monitoring of arctic fjords (Kongsfjord, West Svalbard Island). In: 7th European Conference on Noise Control 2008, EURONOISE 2008, 2008-06-28 - 2008-07-03, Paris.

Graf, S., Megill, W. M., Blondel, P. and Clift, S. E., 2008. Investigation into the possible role of dolphins' teeth in sound reception. In: 7th European Conference on Noise Control 2008, EURONOISE 2008, 2008-06-28 - 2008-07-03, Paris.

Wladichuk, J.L., Megill, W.M. and Blondel, P., 2008. Passive acoustic localization techniques of Eastern Pacific grey whales. In: 7th European Conference on Noise Control 2008, EURONOISE 2008, 2008-06-28 - 2008-07-03, Paris.

Keogh, M. and Blondel, P., 2008. Passive acoustic monitoring of ocean weather patterns. In: Proceedings of the Institute of Acoustics. Vol. 30. Institute of Acoustics, pp. 85-92.

Blondel, P., 2008. Rapid distinction of dumpsite objects using Multiple-Aspect Scattering - Results from scaled tank experiments. In: 7th European Conference on Noise Control 2008, EURONOISE 2008, 2008-06-28 - 2008-07-03, Paris.

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