Accession Number:

AD0600307

Title:

STRUCTURES IN DEEP OCEAN: ENGINEERING MANUAL FOR UNDERWATER CONSTRUCTION. CHAPTER 2. DEEPOCEAN ENVIRONMENT.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL CIVIL ENGINEERING LAB PORT HUENEME CALIF

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Report Date:

1964-03-15

Pagination or Media Count:

136.0

Abstract:

Technological development indicates that much of the naval warfare of the future will occur at deep ocean depths. Concurrently, there is a need for additional knowledge of methods for construction in deep oceans therefore, the objective of this report is to provide information on environments and to describe systems and techniques developed for construction in deep ocean areas. This chapter contains environmental knowledge pertaining to waves and current action, salinity and temperature variations, bottom topography, marine organisms, chemical and physical properties of sea water, etc. In order to treat all of this data, it was convenient to first locate and distinguish the oceans and then describe the ocean bottom and ocean contents before finally describing the dynamic factors acting on the oceans. Author

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Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE