Accession Number : AD0710720

Title :   THE SUBMERSIBLE AND OCEANOGRAPHY.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : King,Joseph Francis

Report Date : APR 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 72

Abstract : During a period of expansion of the nation's oceanographic effort, the submersible has seen a decline in utilization. This has resulted in several vessels being withdrawn from the market. The reasons for the lack of utilization of this oceanographic tool are studied in this paper. The various national programs are examined to determine those data collection missions which require the unique capabilities of the submersible to utilize its ability to provide accurate alignment of instruments, conduct complex experiments 'in situ' and core hard rock samples. The submersibles failure to gain greater utilization results from its high cost and weather limitations and from the fact that its instrument suite does not provide a clear advantage over other methods of data collection. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*UNDERWATER VEHICLES, COST EFFECTIVENESS), OCEAN BOTTOM SAMPLING, OCEANOGRAPHIC DATA, FEASIBILITY STUDIES, MARINE BIOLOGY, MARINE GEOLOGY, RECREATION, SALVAGE, DEEP SUBMERGENCE, UNDERWATER SOUND, CHEMICAL PROPERTIES, SEA WATER, THESES

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE