Accession Number : AD0680010

Title :   VAISALA-BRUNT FREQUENCY AT AN ANCHOR STATION IN THE FLORIDA CURRENT.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : MIAMI UNIV FLA INST OF MARINE SCIENCE

Personal Author(s) : Paletta,Joseph , Jr. ; Broida,Saul

Report Date : OCT 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 19

Abstract : The Vaisala-Brunt frequency was investigated near the axis of the Florida Current. Data from ninety-three STD stations gives a complete profile of the Vaisala-Brunt frequency N versus depth for this region. Station profiles of N versus depth, a mean profile for the aggregate of stations, a plot of maximum N versus time, and the depth of N max versus time are presented. The standard deviation and variance were computed at three selected depths for N, and for the depth of N max. The average plot of frequency versus depth is shown in figure 4 and is representative of the Vaisala frequency in depth for this location. The depth at which maximum N occurs varies with time as does its magnitude; however, no apparent periodicity is noticed. The randomness of this feature may be an important characteristic. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*OCEAN CURRENTS, DENSITY), (*UNDERWATER SOUND SIGNALS, FREQUENCY), SALINITY, TEMPERATURE, DEPTH FINDING, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, ACCELERATION, SOUND TRANSMISSION, ANALYSIS OF VARIANCE, OSCILLATION, OCEANOGRAPHIC SHIPS, MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Acoustics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE