Accession Number : AD1013930

Title :   Canada Basin Acoustic Propagation Experiment (CANAPE)

Descriptive Note : Technical Report

Corporate Author : Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego La Jolla United States

Personal Author(s) : Worcester,Peter F

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Report Date : 30 Sep 2015

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : The Arctic Ocean is undergoing dramatic changes in both the ice cover and ocean structure. Changes in sea ice and the water column affect both acoustic propagation and ambient noise. This implies that what was learned about Arctic acoustics during the Cold War is now obsolete. The goal of the Canada Basin Acoustic Propagation Experiment (CANAPE) is to determine the fundamental limits to the use of acoustic methods and signal processing imposed by ice and ocean processes in the new Arctic. The hope is that these first few new steps will lead to a larger, permanent acoustic monitoring, navigation, and communications network in the Arctic Ocean (Mikhalevsky et al., 2015).

Descriptors :   sea ice , acoustic properties , acoustic signals , wave propagation , ambient noise , arctic ocean , signal processing , ocean environments , monitoring

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE