Accession Number:

ADA315490

Title:

Effects of Underwater Explosions on Life in the Sea,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

DEFENCE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ORGANIZATION CANBERRA (AUSTRALIA)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1996-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

48.0

Abstract:

Available literature on the effects of underwater explosions on life in the sea is reviewed. Reported effects on marine plants, invertebrates, fishes, turtles, birds, sea mammals and humans, from both experimental and field observations, are presented, as are theories on the damage process and models developed to predict lethal and safe ranges around explosions of varying configurations.

Subject Categories:

  • Biological Oceanography
  • Explosions

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE