Accession Number : AD0838409

Title :   SOUND VELOCITY CROSS SECTIONS OF THE WORLD'S OCEANS. PART I. EASTERN NORTH PACIFIC.

Descriptive Note : Informal rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE NSTL STATION MS

Personal Author(s) : Leopold, Henry L.

Report Date : JUL 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 40

Abstract : Twelve west-to-east and twelve south-to-north vertical sections of sound velocity are presented. They are based on data located in 5-degree zones of latitude and longitude from 0 to 60 deg N. and 120 to 180 deg W. The sections show sound velocity gradients, location of deep sound channel, and bottom velocity. Water mass boundaries from temperature-salinity considerations were found to coincide fairly well with sound velocity regimes. (Author)

Descriptors :   *SOUND TRANSMISSION), (*UNDERWATER SOUND, SALINITY, TEMPERATURE, OCEANOGRAPHIC DATA, OCEAN BOTTOM, VELOCITY, PACIFIC OCEAN.

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Acoustics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE