SOUND VELOCIMETER PROFILES FROM THE TONGUE OF THE OCEAN AND EXUMA SOUND, BAHAMAS, FEBRUARY, MARCH 1962.
NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE WASHINGTON D C
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Sound speed profiles are presented for more than fifty sound velocimeter lowerings made in the Tongue of the Ocean TOTO and Exuma Sound, Bahamas in February and March, 1962. A comparison of the velocimeter data and sound speeds derived from non-synoptic oceanographic station data for the same observation period indicates good agreement between the two methods. Time variability of profiles was greatest at depths of from 200 to 1000 meters and appeared to be more pronounced than spatial variability. The depth of the sound speed maximum was found to increase in a southward direction in the TOTO and to be generally shallower in Exuma Sound. Fixed-depth time variability of sound speed in Exuma Sound differed slightly from that in the TOTO. Author