Accession Number : AD0775021

Title :   Comparison of Fleet Numerical Weather Central Acoustic Prediction System with the Integrated Carrier Acoustic Prediction Systems.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,


Personal Author(s) : Fitzgerald,Timothy James

Report Date : MAR 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 80

Abstract : The Naval Oceanographic Office developed the Integrated Carrier Acoustic Prediction System (ICAPS) in order to perform on-scene acoustic forecasts for the Fleet. To evaluate the system, bathythermographic information was obtained for points in the North Atlantic during the naval exercise 'SEACONEX.' Fleet Numerical Weather Central (FNWC) provided climatological and synoptic temperature profiles along with related acoustical forecasts for the points under study. Similarly, ICAPS supplied a combined climatological and synoptic temperature profile and related acoustic forecasts for each of the points. Comparisons of the two systems were made against an actual mean temperature profile and the acoustic forecast that it generated. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Weather forecasting, *Marine meteorology, *Bathythermograph data, *North Atlantic Ocean, Acoustic detection, Atmospheric temperature, Climate, Theses

Subject Categories : Meteorology
      Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE