PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1989
M.S., University of Washington, 1982
B.S., University of Washington, 1976
Professor Dahl's research is in the area of acoustics, with primary focus on underwater sound. He is a member of the Acoustics Department of the Applied Physics Laboratory.
His research includes:
Underwater acoustic remote sensing
Acoustic scattering and reflection from the sea surface and sea bed
Vector properties of underwater sound and including studies on detection of air-borne impulsive signals
Studies on underwater noise from explosives and marine pile driving
He has conducted several ocean-going experiments in underwater acoustics, including the Asian Seas International Acoustics Experiment (ASIAEX) sponsored by the U.S. Office of Naval Research and conducted in the East China Sea (ECS) involving the U.S., China and Korea; Professor Dahl was U.S. chief scientist for ASIAEX-ECS.
Professor Dahl is a Fellow of the Acoustical Society of America (ASA), has served as the chair of the ASA technical committee on Underwater Acoustics (2002-2005), on its Executive Council (2008-2011), and was the ASA Vice President (2013-2014).