Accession Number : AD0769682

Title :   Sound Speed Dispersion and Fluctuations in the Upper Ocean: Project BASS.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Medwin,Herman

Report Date : 31 OCT 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 71

Abstract : The objective of this research was to study the relations between acoustic phase shifts and the fluctuating parameters of the near surface ocean. Time series data of the acoustic phase were used to calculate the dependence of the standard deviation and the mean value of the sound speed on frequency, range and depth. Simultaneous measurements were made of the fluctuating temperature, two components of particle velocity and standard acoustic velocimeter output. The research was conducted in Bass Strait, southeast of Victoria, Australia.

Descriptors :   (*Underwater sound, Acoustic velocity), Ocean waves, Bubbles, Temperature, Phase, Pacific Ocean, Australia

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE