Accession Number:

AD0758081

Title:

Sound Propagation Experiments Conducted under the Polar Ice Pack during the Summer of 1958

Descriptive Note:

Research rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVY UNDERWATER SOUND LAB NEW LONDON CT

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1960-02-09

Pagination or Media Count:

16.0

Abstract:

During the summer of 1958 the U. S. Navy Underwater Sound Laboratory made sound propagation measurements in the Arctic Ocean. The group velocity of the shots over an average range of 790 kyds appears to change with time, being highest in early and late summer and lowest in midsummer. The spectrum energy curves for various-sized charges show an average slope of -17 to -24db per octave above cps. It is probable that the pack ice acting as a band rejection filter accounts for the presence of only low frequencies. The transmission loss over a range of 790 kyds averaged 103.5 db.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE