Accession Number:

ADA350919

Title:

Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Kauai Acoustic Thermometry of Ocean Climate Project and its associated Marine Mammal Research Program: Vol 2

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

ADVANCED RESEARCH PROJECTS AGENCY ARLINGTON VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1995-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

572.0

Abstract:

Acoustic Thermometry of Ocean Climate ATOC is proposed as a proof-of-concept study funded by the Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program SERDP. The primary purpose of ATOC is to make a contribution toward meaningful climate predictions. All viable climate models show that the ocean plays a profound role in climate change. The ocean provides much of the memory which defines climate. No climate forecast, with all its consequences, will have any skill greater than that imbedded in the oceanic component. One will not get the atmosphere right unless one gets the ocean right.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Acoustic Detection and Detectors
  • Meteorology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE