Accession Number : AD0772787

Title :   Comparison of Measured and Calculated Sound Velocity Near the Sea Surface.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Gossner,John

Report Date : MAR 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 63

Abstract : Measured values of sound velocity in sea water are compared to sound velocity calculated by several empirical relations. Among the empirical relations examined are Wilson's October, 1960 equation and Frye and Pugh's 1971 equation. Results indicate that all empirical relations have their maximum differences in the first 20 feet of sea water. The difference measured is dependent on wind induced turbulence. Of the empirical relations examined, the Frye and Pugh equation provides the most accurate results. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Underwater sound, *Ocean surface, *Acoustic velocity, Sound transmission, Velocity, Sea water, Temperature, Ocean waves, Salinity, Theses

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE