Accession Number : AD0811110

Title :   REFRACTION OF UNDERWATER EXPLOSION SHOCK WAVES: PELAGIC OPERATIONS IN MEASURING CONVERGENCE ZONE PRESSURES,

Corporate Author : NAVAL ORDNANCE LAB WHITE OAK MD

Personal Author(s) : Price, Robert S.

Report Date : 30 JAN 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 37

Abstract : Pressure vs time data from a 100-hydrophone array were obtained at or near shock wave caustics in the ocean on 76 shots. Sources of the shock waves were 8-lb charges fired at depths from 400 to 1000 feet. Most measurements were made at a convergence zone about 30 miles from the source; a few measurements were made 3 to 5 miles from the source. Preparations for and operations at sea are described, but pressure-time data will be presented separately. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*UNDERWATER EXPLOSIONS, SHOCK WAVES), (*HYDROPHONES, UNDERWATER EXPLOSIONS), REFRACTION, MEASUREMENT, OCEANOGRAPHIC SHIPS, TIME, PRESSURE, OCEANOGRAPHIC DATA, VELOCITY, SOUND TRANSMISSION, ERRORS, OCEANOGRAPHIC EQUIPMENT, EXPLOSIVE CHARGES.

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Explosions

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE