Accession Number : AD0703609

Title :   SHALLOW-WATER REVISITED: FURTHER ACOUSTIC OBSERVATIONS AT A SITE OFF THE COAST OF FLORIDA,

Corporate Author : NAVAL ORDNANCE LAB WHITE OAK MD

Personal Author(s) : Urick,Robert J.

Report Date : 15 JAN 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 26

Abstract : Acoustic measurements were made at a location off the West Coast of Florida where transmission data had been obtained six months earlier. In the newer measurements, a negative temperature gradient replaced the mixed layer extending over most of the 200-foot water column in the earlier tests. The difference was found to have a profound effect on the transmission of the higher frequencies trapped in the water layer, but to have little or no effect on the lower frequencies governed by the characteristics of the bottom. The effect was greater for a shallow receiver than a deep one. The two tests provide the first known quantitative data on acoustic transmission at the same shallow water location under contrasting conditions in the water column. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*UNDERWATER SOUND, SOUND TRANSMISSION), (*SONAR, SHALLOW WATER), COASTAL REGIONS, HIGH FREQUENCY, ANOMALIES, UNDERWATER SOUND SIGNALS, REFRACTION, FLORIDA, MEXICO GULF

Subject Categories : Acoustic Detection and Detectors
      Acoustics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE