Accession Number:

AD0755458

Title:

Investigation into the Feasibility of Detecting Salt Fingers Optically.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

WOODS HOLE OCEANOGRAPHIC INSTITUTION MASS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1972-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

63.0

Abstract:

During the last decade there has been an increasing interest in discovering the existence of salt fingering in the ocean. The purpose of this investigation was to determine the feasibility of optically detecting salt fingers. Theoretical calculations were conducted on the angular deviation and displacement of parallel light rays propagation through an ordered salt finger model. From the computer work it was concluded that an optical method that detects displacement or intensity would have more promise of finding salt fingers in the ocean than an optical method that detects angular deviations. From the computer results and experimental shadowgraph investigations conducted by others, it was concluded that a shadowgraph method is the most promising optical approach to use for detection of salt fingers. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE