Sound Velocity and Bottom Characteristics for LRAPP Atlantic Areas I, II, and III
NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE NSTL STATION MS
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Inventories and summaries of sound velocity, bathymetry, and bottom characteristics have been compiled for three areas in the North Atlantic Ocean between 15 deg and 65 deg N latitude and east of 50 deg to 65 deg W longitude. The following information is contained in this report seasonal inventories of sound velocity profiles extending deeper than deep axial depth charts of the seasonal extent and average axial depth of the upper sound channel charts of the annual strength of the upper sound channel charts of the annual extent and average depth of the subsurface sound velocity maximum annual contour charts of deep axial depth charts showing bathymetry shoaler than critical depth for summer and winter an index of the best available bathymetric contour charts inventories of surficial bottom sediment samples charts of surficial bottom sediment analysis by grain size classes an inventory of bottom cores and a partial inventory of continuous seismic profiles. In addition, a brief analysis is given of water masses that effect sound velocity structures.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography