Accession Number : AD0638517

Title :   SOUND VELOCITY MEASUREMENTS ON THE BLAKE PLATEAU.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.

Corporate Author : WOODS HOLE OCEANOGRAPHIC INSTITUTION MASS

Personal Author(s) : Payne,Richard E.

Report Date : APR 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 49

Abstract : On Cruise 51 of R/V CHAIN in July and August 1965, twenty-eight sound velocity profiles were made, all within five miles of the Sea Spider buoy located at 30 deg 15 min N 78 deg 40 min W on the Blake Plateau. The majority of the profiles reveal a three-layer structure which is typical of Sargasso Sea water. However, between 27 July and 2 August, the structure changed to a single layer, typical of Gulf Stream water, and then changed back again. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*HYDROGRAPHIC SONAR, ATLANTIC OCEAN), (*ATLANTIC OCEAN, OCEAN BOTTOM TOPOGRAPHY), (*HYDROGRAPHIC SURVEYING, ATLANTIC OCEAN), BUOYS, SONAR EQUIPMENT, GULF STREAM, SOUND TRANSMISSION, UNDERWATER SOUND, OCEANOGRAPHIC DATA

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Acoustic Detection and Detectors
      Acoustics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE