Accession Number:

ADA551472

Title:

The Fouling of Mine Casing Surfaces by Fluorescent Organisms

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept.

Corporate Author:

BIGELOW LAB FOR OCEAN SCIENCES WEST BOOTHBAY HARBOR ME

Report Date:

1998-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

It is our goal to develop a comprehensive model for the estimation of the rate of attachment of benthic marine growth on the surfaces of mines deployed in shallow marine environments. The pivotal index, important to naval operations, is the point in time when there is no optical contrast between the mine surfaces and local benthic communities.

Subject Categories:

  • Biological Oceanography
  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Ammunition and Explosives
  • Environmental Health and Safety

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE