Accession Number : AD0610778

Title :   ON THE CONCENTRATION AND SIZE DISTRIBUTION OF PARTICULATE MATTER IN SEA WATER,

Corporate Author : NAVY MINE DEFENSE LAB PANAMA CITY FLA

Personal Author(s) : Tolbert,W. H.

Report Date : AUG 1959

Pagination or Media Count : 40

Abstract : Sea water samples were collected from St. Andrew Bay and from the Gulf of Mexico approximately one mile seaward of the harbor entrance to Panama City, Florida. Surface, mid-depth and near bottom samples were obtained. The samples were filtered through a molecular filter and the amount and size distribution of the particulate matter determined. Using secchi disc data, an attempt was made to correlate the attenuation of light with particulate content. A theoretical sound attenuation coefficient at 1 megacycle was computed based on average particle content for Gulf and Bay waters. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SEA WATER, PARTICLES), (*OCEANOGRAPHY, MEXICO GULF), PARTICLE SIZE, SILT, ORGANIC MATERIALS, LIGHT, SOUND, ATTENUATION, TEST METHODS, OCEANOGRAPHIC DATA, GRAPHICS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE