Accession Number:

ADA537346

Title:

Ocean Acoustics Turbulence Study

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept.

Corporate Author:

COASTAL SYSTEMS STATION PANAMA CITY FL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1998-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

The long-term goal is to measure in situ the three-dimensional wave number spectrum of ocean turbulence using high frequency broadband acoustic scatter. The aim of this effort is to develop tools and techniques to quantify acoustic scattering from scalar turbulence. This includes verification of the theory used to describe the acoustic scatter estimation of the three-dimensional spectral density 3dsd of thermally generated turbulence from the acoustic scatter comparison of the acoustic estimate to a classical turbulence model description of the acoustic scatter from saline variability and initiation of classification techniques of high frequency acoustic scattering sources.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Acoustics
  • Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE