Accession Number : AD0511449

Title :   Ambient Noise Measurements on Chain Cruise Number 96 in the Eastern North Atlantic Ocean.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. 23 Sep-27 Oct 69,

Corporate Author : WOODS HOLE OCEANOGRAPHIC INSTITUTION MASS

Personal Author(s) : Baxter,L. , II

Report Date : JUL 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 102

Abstract : Ambient noise was measured from R/V CHAIN at three stations in the eastern North Atlantic Ocean. Figures showing the temporal variation of ambient noise and wind speed are given. Passing ships, biological sources, and changes in the status of CHAIN's machinery are noted. There appeared to be little if any effect from the latter two sources. For each station frequency, and depth, distribution curves of ambient noise and station averages are given. The levels and spectra were those that might be expected for areas of very high shipping, and varied from area to area in a manner consistent with the estimated shipping density. There was little or no correlations with wind speed. (Author).

Descriptors :   (*NOISE, ATLANTIC OCEAN), (*OCEANOGRAPHY, OCEANOGRAPHIC DATA), WIND, UNDERWATER SOUND, SHIP NOISE, HYDROPHONES, MARINE BIOLOGICAL NOISE, MARINE TRANSPORTATION, DENSITY, DEPTH INDICATORS, SPECTRUM ANALYZERS, OCEANOGRAPHIC SHIPS (U) OCEAN BOTTOM, DEEP WATER, SHALLOW WATER, SOUND TRANSMISSION, SEA WATER

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Acoustics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE