Accession Number : AD0707743

Title :   RANDOM VARIATIONS OF SOUND VELOCITY IN OCEAN.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : HOUSTON UNIV TEX CULLEN COLL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Hayre,H. S. ; Sohel,M. S.

Report Date : JAN 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 21

Abstract : The data on the variations of the speed of sound in the Atlantic Ocean off the Florida Coast is analyzed by removing the usually expected exponential depth variation and then statistically examining the random component of the sound velocity. The probability density function of the random variable is plotted, and other parameters such as the mean, variance, and autocorrelation are also calculated. Decorrelation depth is calculated for each data run and an attempt is made to completely specify the statistical characteristics of the random variations in the speed of sound for such a case. Author)

Descriptors :   (*UNDERWATER SOUND, VELOCITY), STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, ATTENUATION, REVERBERATION, STATISTICAL FUNCTIONS, SALINITY, DEPTH FINDING, TEMPERATURE, ATLANTIC OCEAN, COASTAL REGIONS, FLORIDA

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Acoustics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE