Thomas Weber

Phone: (603) 862-1659
Office: Center for Coastal & Ocean Mapping, Chase Ocean Engineering Lab, Durham, NH 03824

Prof. Tom Weber joined the Mechanical Engineering faculty in the fall of 2012. He is also a faculty member of the UNH Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping, which he joined after completing his PhD in 2006.

Prof. Weber conducts research in the field of underwater acoustics and acoustical oceanography. His specific areas of interest include acoustic propagation and scattering in fluids containing gas bubbles, the application of acoustic technologies to fisheries science, high-frequency acoustic characterization of the seafloor, and sonar engineering.

Prof. Weber regularly teaches Underwater Acoustics (OE 795/895) as well as Projects/Numerical Methods (ME 696).


  • Ph.D., Acoustics, Pennsylvania State University
  • M.S., Ocean Engineering, University of Rhode Island
  • B.S., Ocean Engineering, University of Rhode Island

Courses Taught

  • IAM 550: Intro to Engineering Computing
  • OE 400: Ocean Engineering Seminar
  • OE 401: Ocean Engineering Seminar
  • OE 610: Ocean Instrumentation Lab
  • OE 765/865: Underwater Acoustics
  • OE 965: Advanced Underwater Acoustics
  • OE 999: Doctoral Research

Selected Publications

Blomberg, A. E. A., Weber, T. C., & Austeng, A. (2018). Improved Visualization of Hydroacoustic Plumes Using the Split-Beam Aperture Coherence. SENSORS, 18(7). doi:10.3390/s18072033

Stranne, C., Mayer, L., Jakobsson, M., Weidner, E., Jerram, K., Weber, T. C., . . . Gardfeldt, K. (2018). Acoustic mapping of mixed layer depth. OCEAN SCIENCE, 14(3), 503-514. doi:10.5194/os-14-503-2018

Weber, T. C., Rice, G., & Smith, M. (2018). Toward a standard line for use in multibeam echo sounder calibration. MARINE GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH, 39(1-2), 75-87. doi:10.1007/s11001-017-9334-3

Stranne, C., Mayer, L., Weber, T. C., Ruddick, B. R., Jakobsson, M., Jerram, K., . . . Gardfeldt, K. (2017). Acoustic Mapping of Thermohaline Staircases in the Arctic Ocean. SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, 7. doi:10.1038/s41598-017-15486-3

Heaton, J. L., Rice, G., & Weber, T. C. (2017). An extended surface target for high-frequency multibeam echo sounder calibration. JOURNAL OF THE ACOUSTICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA, 141(4), EL388-EL394. doi:10.1121/1.4980006

Colbo, K., Ross, T., Brown, C., & Weber, T. (2014). A review of oceanographic applications of water column data from multibeam echosounders. ESTUARINE COASTAL AND SHELF SCIENCE, 145, 41-56. doi:10.1016/j.ecss.2014.04.002

Weber, T. C., Mayer, L., Jerram, K., Beaudoin, J., Rzhanov, Y., & Lovalvo, D. (2014). Acoustic estimates of methane gas flux from the seabed in a 6000 km(2) region in the Northern Gulf of Mexico. GEOCHEMISTRY GEOPHYSICS GEOSYSTEMS, 15(5), 1911-1925. doi:10.1002/2014GC005271

Jones, D. T., Wilson, C. D., De Robertis, A., Rooper, C. N., Weber, T. C., & Butler, J. L. (2012). Evaluation of rockfish abundance in untrawlable habitat: combining acoustic and complementary sampling tools. FISHERY BULLETIN, 110(3), 332-343. Retrieved from

Kessler, J. D., Valentine, D. L., Redmond, M. C., Du, M., Chan, E. W., Mendes, S. D., . . . Weber, T. C. (2011). A Persistent Oxygen Anomaly Reveals the Fate of Spilled Methane in the Deep Gulf of Mexico. SCIENCE, 331(6015), 312-315. doi:10.1126/science.1199697

McGonigle, C., Grabowski, J. H., Brown, C. J., Weber, T. C., & Quinn, R. (2011). Detection of deep water benthic macroalgae using image-based classification techniques on multibeam backscatter at Cashes Ledge, Gulf of Maine, USA. ESTUARINE COASTAL AND SHELF SCIENCE, 91(1), 87-101. doi:10.1016/j.ecss.2010.10.016

Most Cited Publications