Accession Number : AD0660015

Title :   DETERMINATION OF SOUND SPEED FROM TEMPERATURE MEASUREMENTS IN THE TONGUE OF THE OCEAN, BAHAMAS.

Descriptive Note : Informal rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Ruggles,G. S. ; Cisney,L. W.

Report Date : APR 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 18

Abstract : Repeated oceanographic stations in the Tongue of the Ocean have revealed a very stable temperature-salinity (T-S) relationship at depths greater than about 200 meters. Three empirical equations fitted to historical T-S data indicate that temperature observations can be used to compute the associated salinity to within 0.05 0/00 at the 95 percent confidence level. The equations have been tested and verified with recent T-S data; sound speeds derived using computed salinities differ only slightly from those using observed salinities. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SOUND, VELOCITY), (*OCEANOGRAPHY, BAHAMA ISLANDS), TEMPERATURE, SALINITY, MEASUREMENT, SOUND RANGING, UNDERWATER, ACCURACY, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE