Anthony A. Atchley
Senior Associate Dean
The Pennsylvania State University

Office Address

College of Engineering

101 Hammond Building

University Park, PA 16802-1400







Research Interests | Education | Publications | Professional Affiliations | Courses Taught

Research Interests

Measurement and Prediction of Aviation Noise

Outdoor Sound Propagation

Propagation of High Amplitude Noise

Nonlinear Acoustics


1979 B.A. in Physics (with Distinction), University of the South, Sewanee, TN

1982 M.S. in Physics, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, Socorro, NM

1984 Ph.D. in Physics, University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS

Selected Publications

K. L. Gee, T. B. Neilsen, and A. A. Atchley, “Skewness and shock formation in laboratory-scale supersonic jet data,” J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 133, EL491 (2013), DOI:10.1121/1.4807307

K. L. Gee, A. A. Atchley, L. E. Falco, M. R. Shepherd, L. S. Ukeiley, B. J. Jansen, and J. M. Seiner, "Bicoherence analysis of model-scale jet noise," J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 128,EL211 - EL216 (2010).

B. Dunkin, A. Atchley, and K. Hodgdon, “Low-frequency source characterization of aircraft noise during landing operations,” Proceedings of NOISE-CON 2007, Reno, NV, October 2007, Paper Number nc07_214 (2007).

K. L. Gee, V. W. Sparrow, M. M. James, J. M. Downing , C. M. Hobbs, T. B. Gabrielson, and A. A. Atchley, "Measurement and Prediction of Noise Propagation from a High-Power Jet Aircraft," AIAA J. 45(12), 3003-3006 (2007).

K. L. Gee, V. W. Sparrow, A. A. Atchley, and T. B. Gabrielson, “On the Perception of Crackle in Noise Radiated from Military Jet Aircraft,” AIAA J. 45(3), 593-598 (2007).

A. A. Atchley, V. W. Sparrow, and R.M. Keolian, editors, Innovations in Nonlinear Acoustics:  Proceedings of the 17th International Symposium on Nonlinear Acoustics including the International Sonic Boom Forum, AIP Conference Proceedings No. 838, American Institute of Physics (Melville, New York, 2006).

M. S. Wochner, A. A. Atchley and V. W. Sparrow, “Numerical simulation of finite amplitude wave propagation in air using a realistic atmospheric propagation model,” J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 118(5), 2891-2898, 2005.

K. L. Gee, T. B. Gabrielson, A. A. Atchley, and V. W. Sparrow, “Preliminary analysis of nonlinearity in military jet aircraft noise propagation,” AIAA J. 43(6), 1398 - 1401 (2005).

M. W. Thompson, A. A. Atchley and M. J. Maccarone, “Influences of a temperature gradient and fluid inertia on acoustic streaming in a standing wave,” J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 117(4), 1839-1849 (2005).

M. W. Thompson and A. A. Atchley, “Simultaneous measurement of acoustic and streaming velocities in a standing wave using laser Doppler anemometry,” J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 117(4), 1828-1838 (2005).

T. B. Gabrielson, M. E. Poese, and A. A. Atchley, “Acoustic and vibration background noise in the collapsed structure of the World Trade Center (L), J. Acoustic. Soc. Am. 113(1), 45-48 (2003).

Professional Affiliations

Acoustical Society of America

             President 2006- 2007.


American Physical Society


American Society for Engineering Education

              Board of Directors, Engineering Research Council

Courses Taught

ACS 501 Fundamentals of Acoustics I

ACS 502 Fundamentals of Acoustics II

ACS 515 Acoustics in Fluid Media

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