Accession Number:

AD0686657

Title:

THE SUB-THERMOCLINE DUCT.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1968-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

58.0

Abstract:

The thesis describes a method by which near-surface temperature inversions in the ocean may be classified. Although categories of sub-thermocline ducts for sound transmission, formed as a result of these temperature inversions, have been studied in detail in the North Pacific Ocean, classifications are general enough to be applied to ducts in other regions. A considerable variety of sub-thermocline ducting is present in the North Pacific. This variability shows both a seasonal and a positional dependence which may be explained on a stability basis utilizing data obtained from selected Nansen casts reported for stations throughout the North Pacific. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE