Physical and Chemical Properties of Lake Tanganyika.
NAVAL UNDERWATER SYSTEMS CENTER NEW LONDON CONN NEW LONDON LAB
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Environmental measurements are an important part of any acoustic propagation exercise. They are necessary in designing and interpreting acoustic experiments. Of particular importance is the physical and chemical characterization of the sound medium in bodies of water where only one series of acoustic measurements are planned. The sound attenuation experiment in Lake Tanganyika during April, 1970, was just such an experiment. Lake Tanganyika was specifically chosen as a test site in order to observe what effect an increase in temperature would have on the low frequency sound attenuation anomaly encountered in the deep ocean. The low concentration of dissolved salts in the lake water would also allow us to establish whether the sound absorbing phenomenon was dependent on salt concentration.
- Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology