Accession Number:

AD0802091

Title:

OBSERVED SOUND VELOCITY AND TEMPERATURE PROFILES IN THE STRAIT OF GIBRALTAR DURING THE PASSAGE OF AN INTERNAL WAVE.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

SACLANT ASW RESEARCH CENTRE LA SPEZIA (ITALY)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1966-10-15

Pagination or Media Count:

30.0

Abstract:

Sound velocity and temperature measurements taken from the sea-surface to 350 m depth, close to one spot over a 24-hour period revealed the passage of an internal wave of approximately 60 m amplitude. The effect of this wave in breaking up a previously well-developed thermocline is demonstrated. The results of computer calculations on the effect of such a wave on the ray paths from a hypothetical sound source are presented. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Acoustics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE