Accession Number : ADA350918


Title :   Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Kauai Acoustic Thermometry of Ocean Climate Project and Its Associated Marine Mammal Research Program: Vol 1


Descriptive Note : Final rept.


Corporate Author : ADVANCED RESEARCH PROJECTS AGENCY ARLINGTON VA


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a350918.pdf


Report Date : MAY 1995


Pagination or Media Count : 632


Abstract : Acoustic Thermometry of Ocean Climate (ATOC) is proposed as a proof-of-concept study funded by the Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP). The primary purpose of ATOC is to make a contribution toward meaningful climate predictions. All viable climate models show that the ocean plays a profound role in climate change. The ocean provides much of the memory which defines climate. No climate forecast, with all its consequences, will have any skill greater than that imbedded in the oceanic component. One will not get the atmosphere right unless one gets the ocean right.


Descriptors :   *SOUND TRANSMISSION , *OCEAN ENVIRONMENTS , ACOUSTIC WAVES , OCEANOGRAPHIC DATA , MARINE CLIMATOLOGY , UNDERWATER ACOUSTICS , HAWAII , GREENHOUSE EFFECT , ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENTS , TEMPERATURE MEASURING INSTRUMENTS , ACOUSTIC TRACKING.


Subject Categories : PHYSICAL AND DYNAMIC OCEANOGRAPHY
      ACOUSTIC DETECTION AND DETECTORS
      METEOROLOGY


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE