Accession Number : AD0758683

Title :   Small Scale Interactions in the Near Surface Ocean.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Haley,Mark Christopher

Report Date : DEC 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 55

Abstract : The importance of detailed studies of sound propagation in the upper layer of the ocean has become increasingly apparent as the role of the submarine continues to grow in strategic and offensive capabilities. Also significant from a scientific viewpoint is that the manner in which sound propagates can be used to effectively describe properties of the medium. Thus in order to understand sound propagation, a detailed knowledge of the parameters that affect it and their interrelationships with each other and sound is required. Experiments were conducted at the NURDC oceanographic tower off San Diego, California to describe the small physical properties in the upper ocean and to determine their temporal and spatial interrelationships. The measured parameters included water particle velocities, temperatures, salinity, sound speed, sound speed (phase) modulation, sound amplitude modulation and surface waves. (Author Modified Abstract)

Descriptors :   (*OCEANOGRAPHIC DATA, TIME SERIES ANALYSIS), (*UNDERWATER SOUND, OCEANOGRAPHIC DATA), TEMPERATURE, SALINITY, VELOCITY, ATTENUATION, BUBBLES, MOTION, POWER SPECTRA, WIND, OCEAN WAVES, THESES, NAVAL RESEARCH, PACIFIC OCEAN

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Acoustic Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE