Acoustically Relevant Eddy Effects and Ocean Surface Height.
RENSSELAER POLYTECHNIC INST TROY N Y DEPT OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES
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Underwater sound transmissions are significantly affected by the presence of mesoscale eddies, because large sound-speed variations and rotational currents are associated with these phenomena. Using an earlier axisymmetric eddy model, equations and graphs of the ocean surface are found above an eddy. The surface is elevated above an anticyclonic eddy and depressed in the cyclonic case northern hemisphere. This behavior may be used to detect and partially classify an ocean eddy. With an appropriate eddy model, satellite altimeter data may be used to approximate acoustically-relevant effects. Author
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography