Accession Number:

ADA522159

Title:

Factors Influencing the Nearshore Sound-Scattering Layer in Hawaiian Waters

Descriptive Note:

Research rept.

Corporate Author:

OREGON STATE UNIV CORVALLIS COLL OF OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCES

Report Date:

2006-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

9.0

Abstract:

Our long-term goal is to develop the capability to predict the spatial dimensions and temporal occurrence of aggregations of the nearshore sound-scattering layer in the coastal ocean. Our objectives are 1 to quantify aggregations of the nearshore sound-scattering layer around Hawaii, 2 to identify the physical and optical characteristics associated with these aggregations, and use this information 3 to develop the capability to predict the occurrence of the nearshore scattering layer in Hawaiian waters. This project takes an interdisciplinary approach in the investigation of the relationships between the nearshore sound-scattering layer, physical processes, the optical properties of the water column, and bathymetry. We combine moored and expeditionary approaches to determine the critical predictors of micronekton distribution.

Subject Categories:

  • Biology
  • Biological Oceanography
  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
  • Acoustic Detection and Detectors
  • Acoustics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE