Resolution of Low-Frequency Attenuation Anomalies in the Southern Hemisphere
NAVAL UNDERWATER SYSTEMS CENTER NEW LONDON CT
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During Project Kiwi One, anomalously high values of low-frequency attenuation were observed in the central South Pacific Ocean. Similar results were obtained along the track from New Zealand into the Southern Ocean during Project Tasman Two. A recent analysis of oceanographic data by Mellen shows that both regions are included in a relatively high pH contour at the sound channel axis. The corresponding predicted values of attenuation are in reasonable agreement with the measured data. Keywords Underwater sound absorption Acoustic attenuation pH factor Sea water.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography