Accession Number : AD0665685

Title :   OCEANOGRAPHIC CRUISE SUMMARY: ATLANTIC FLEET TACTICAL UNDERWATER RANGE; SOUTHEAST PUERTO RICO, 1967.

Descriptive Note : Informal rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Ostericher,Charles , Jr

Report Date : DEC 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 50

Abstract : An oceanographic survey of a proposed Fleet Tactical Underwater Range off the southeast coast of Puerto Rico was conducted during March - April 1967. Data collected included: temperature and salinity, surface currents, moored current meter measurements, bottom sediments, bottom stereo photographs, and ambient noise. Preliminary analysis of the data indicate that the distribution of physical properties is as expected for this time of the year, but current speeds may be somewhat higher than anticipated. The bottom was revealed to be exceedingly flat in the basin, which is an area of ponded sediments. Included in the report are the ocean station data listings and the calculations used in the analysis of the moorings. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*RANGES(FACILITIES), UNDERWATER), (*OCEANOGRAPHY, PUERTO RICO), OCEAN BOTTOM TOPOGRAPHY, OCEAN BOTTOM SAMPLING, SEDIMENTATION, UNDERWATER PHOTOGRAPHY, TEMPERATURE, SALINITY, OCEAN CURRENTS, MOORING, TOWED BODIES, NOISE, MAPS

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE