Accession Number:

AD0683326

Title:

ABYSSAL HILL SLOPE DISTRIBUTIONS AND SONAR BEARING ERRORS,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

SCRIPPS INSTITUTION OF OCEANOGRAPHY SAN DIEGO CALIF MARINE PHYSICAL LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1968-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

8.0

Abstract:

Ocean bottom slopes measured near 32 deg 40 min. N, 120 deg W with a deeply towed echo-sounder are used to obtain a cumulative distribution of bottom slopes and consequent transverse linear error in positions given by bottom-bounce sonar. It is indicated that 90 of the errors will be less than 1440 yards for north-south tracking azimuths, and less than 500 yards for east-west azimuths. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Acoustics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE