Animated demonstration of AIM Model

Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve


Scientists used the Acoustic Integration Model (AIM ©) to simulate whale and vessel movement in Glacier Bay National Park to estimate the amount of underwater noise from cruise ships and tour vessels that whales in the park would experience under different management scenarios. This short, silent video simulates 24 hours in Glacier Bay, with 52 whales, 2 cruise ships and 3 tour vessels. For the full story, read the article in Endangered Species Research at


3 minutes, 44 seconds


Adam Frankel (Marine Acoustics Incorporated)and Chris Gabriele (NPS)

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