Small Scale Interactions in the Near Surface Ocean.
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF
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The importance of detailed studies of sound propagation in the upper layer of the ocean has become increasingly apparent as the role of the submarine continues to grow in strategic and offensive capabilities. Also significant from a scientific viewpoint is that the manner in which sound propagates can be used to effectively describe properties of the medium. Thus in order to understand sound propagation, a detailed knowledge of the parameters that affect it and their interrelationships with each other and sound is required. Experiments were conducted at the NURDC oceanographic tower off San Diego, California to describe the small physical properties in the upper ocean and to determine their temporal and spatial interrelationships. The measured parameters included water particle velocities, temperatures, salinity, sound speed, sound speed phase modulation, sound amplitude modulation and surface waves. Author Modified Abstract
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
- Acoustic Detection and Detectors