Accession Number:

AD0631146

Title:

CHARACTERIZATION OF PARTICULATE MATTER IN THE OCEAN.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON D C

Report Date:

1966-03-18

Pagination or Media Count:

21.0

Abstract:

Electron micrographs of ocean filtrates collected near the surface at Key West, Block Island, and Chesapeake Bay show three common constituents diatoms, plant fibers, and amorphous organic matter. In addition, material collected from layers giving strong sonar reflection at Key West and Block Island show numerous smaller iron-rich particles, probably a hydrated iron oxide, in the size range 0.01 to 0.1 micron. The iron particles are too small for x-ray diffraction but can be examined by x-ray fluorescence and electron probe analysis. In addition to iron, the particles show no other elements above atomic number 22, at least not above 1 percent composition. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Acoustic Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE