North Pacific Acoustic Laboratory - Underway CTD and SeaSoar Observations
Final rept. 1 Jun 2003-30 Jun 2007
SCRIPPS INSTITUTION OF OCEANOGRAPHY LA JOLLA CA
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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.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography