Comparison of Fleet Numerical Weather Central Acoustic Prediction System with the Integrated Carrier Acoustic Prediction Systems.
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The Naval Oceanographic Office developed the Integrated Carrier Acoustic Prediction System ICAPS in order to perform on-scene acoustic forecasts for the Fleet. To evaluate the system, bathythermographic information was obtained for points in the North Atlantic during the naval exercise SEACONEX. Fleet Numerical Weather Central FNWC provided climatological and synoptic temperature profiles along with related acoustical forecasts for the points under study. Similarly, ICAPS supplied a combined climatological and synoptic temperature profile and related acoustic forecasts for each of the points. Comparisons of the two systems were made against an actual mean temperature profile and the acoustic forecast that it generated. Modified author abstract
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography