Accession Number : AD0714839

Title :   Underwater Range Tracking; Pacific Missile Range Facility. Hawaiian Area and Underwater Range,

Corporate Author : PACIFIC MISSILE RANGE POINT MUGU CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Nussear,G. A. ; Seelinger,P. E.

Report Date : 06 NOV 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 40

Abstract : Located near the northwest coast of Kauai, Hawaii, the Pacific Missile Range Facility, Hawaiian Area and Underwater Range provide the capability of three-dimensional tracking of air, surface and subsurface elements for the evaluation of weapon systems and Fleet tactics. The underwater range portion is located in a 5- by 10-mile area approximately 10 miles offshore in water depths of 400 to 1,000 fathoms. The 37 bottom-mounted tracking hydrophones are cabled to shore for data processing, analysis and display. Accurate tracking depends upon a detailed knowledge of such environmental factors as sound velocity, temperature, salinity, pressure, bottom topography, tides, ocean currents, sea state, wind direction and velocity, air temperature and pressure, and general weather forecasting. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*OCEANOGRAPHIC DATA, PACIFIC OCEAN), (*ANTISUBMARINE WARFARE, *UNDERWATER TRACKING), RANGES(FACILITIES), HYDROPHONES, SITE SELECTION, UNDERWATER COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS, BATHYTHERMOGRAPH DATA, OCEAN CURRENTS, TIDES, UNDERWATER SOUND, SALINITY, WEATHER FORECASTING, ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE, BAROMETRIC PRESSURE, RADAR TRACKING, HAWAII

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Undersea and Antisubmarine Warfare

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE