Accession Number:

ADA470201

Title:

North Pacific Acoustic Laboratory - Underway CTD and SeaSoar Observations

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Jun 2003-30 Jun 2007

Corporate Author:

SCRIPPS INSTITUTION OF OCEANOGRAPHY LA JOLLA CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2007-07-23

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

As the limits of long-range sonar are affected by ocean variability, the overarching goal of this work is to characterize, understand, and -predict sound-speed variability in the upper ocean. Sound speed is a function of the ocean state variables temperature T, salinity S, which are themselves affected by such processes as stirring, mixing and internal waves. A long-range goal is thus the inversion of acoustic data to measure these processes.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Acoustics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE