Accession Number : AD0767813

Title :   Ray Diffusion in an Ocean-Front Region.

Descriptive Note : Memo.,

Corporate Author : SACLANT ASW RESEARCH CENTRE LA SPEZIA (ITALY)

Personal Author(s) : Mellen,Robert H.

Report Date : 15 SEP 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 18

Abstract : Sound speed profiles from an ocean-front region are analysed to determine the magnitude and vertical scale-size of the sound-speed inhomogeneities. Order-of-magnitude estimates are made for the effects of ray diffusion on the attenuation in the sound channel and the intensity distribution near caustics. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*UNDERWATER SOUND, ATTENUATION), SEA WATER, DIFFUSION, SOUND TRANSMISSION, ITALY

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Acoustic Detection and Detectors
      Acoustics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE