Accession Number : AD0686657

Title :   THE SUB-THERMOCLINE DUCT.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Burrow,James Barrington , Jr

Report Date : DEC 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 58

Abstract : The thesis describes a method by which near-surface temperature inversions in the ocean may be classified. Although categories of sub-thermocline ducts for sound transmission, formed as a result of these temperature inversions, have been studied in detail in the North Pacific Ocean, classifications are general enough to be applied to ducts in other regions. A considerable variety of sub-thermocline ducting is present in the North Pacific. This variability shows both a seasonal and a positional dependence which may be explained on a stability basis utilizing data obtained from selected Nansen casts reported for stations throughout the North Pacific. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*THERMOCLINES, PACIFIC OCEAN), (*TEMPERATURE INVERSION, CLASSIFICATION), PERIODIC VARIATIONS, DISTRIBUTION, STABILITY, COOLING, SURFACE TEMPERATURE, HEATING, THICKNESS, SALINITY, THESES

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE