Accession Number:

ADA629597

Title:

Ocean Acoustic Observatories: Data Analysis and Interpretation

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept.

Corporate Author:

CALIFORNIA UNIV REGENTS LA JOLLA CA SCRIPPS INST OF OCEANOGRAPHY

Report Date:

1999-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

The ultimate limits to the coherence of long-range acoustic transmissions are imposed by ocean processes, including internal waves, mesoscale variability, interior ocean boundaries fronts, and bathymetric scattering. An understanding of the effects of these processes on acoustic signals is crucial to the use of acoustic remote sensing methods for a broad range of purposes, including undersea surveillance, ocean acoustic tomography, and large-scale acoustic thermometry. The long-term goals of this research are to enhance our understanding of the ocean processes that ultimately determine the limits of useful long-range acoustic transmissions and to improve our capability to both generate and detect very long-range transmissions.

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Acoustics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE