Accession Number:

ADA571623

Title:

The Acoustical Oceanography of Bubbles: URI Component

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

RHODE ISLAND UNIV NARRAGANSETT GRADUATE SCHOOL OF OCEANOGRAPHY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2011-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

3.0

Abstract:

To develop a comprehensive account of the acoustical oceanography of bubbles in the ocean, including their formation, evolution and decay, their response to different oceanographic conditions, their contribution to passive sound in the sea, and their influence on acoustical propagation. To write a monograph that will be of practical value to ocean acousticians and others concerned with bubbles in the sea. The monograph will include both oceanographic aspects and acoustical implications. The oceanographic discussion will cover bubble formation and injection and the response of bubble clouds to subsurface circulation, buoyancy effects and dissolution. The discussion of acoustical implications will cover the contribution of bubble formation to naturally occurring sound in the sea, the role of bubbles in scattering and absorbing sound, the acoustical characteristics of bubble plumes and clouds including the consequences of the evolution, and approaches to incorporating bubbles in acoustical propagation modeling.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Acoustics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE