Accession Number:

ADA125027

Title:

Satellite Applications to Acoustic Prediction Systems.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1982-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

151.0

Abstract:

Predicting the thermal structure of the oceans is of importance to the Naval tactician, logistician, or search and rescue coordinator. Understanding the structure of the oceans provides valuable insights to those who must utilize the oceanic environment effectively in their day to day operations. Today, recent information about an area is limited to point observations of single bathythermographs. Few models produce an accurate picture of the ocean environment that can be used for updating tactics to conform to a changing situation. Producing a reliable prediction of conditions for a large area, while using limited resources, is the basic objective of this paper. Satellite infrared imaging of the ocean surface has been used effectively to map sea surface temperature patterns. Such sea surface temperature patterns can be used, along with climatology, to identify subsurface thermal structure in an ocean area according to results of this study. More accurate inputs can be made to range dependent acoustic prediction models, thus improving the antisubmarine warfare environmental predictions available to fleet users. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Infrared Detection and Detectors
  • Acoustics
  • Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE