Accession Number : AD0893991

Title :   Application of Evolutionary Programming to Predicting the Ocean Thermal Structure,

Corporate Author : NAVAL UNDERSEA RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s) : Frye, H. W.

Report Date : MAR 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 43

Abstract : The estimation of ocean environmental parameters is needed to support Navy research in underwater acoustics. The feasibility of predicting one necessary parameter, the vertical thermal structure in selected areas of the ocean, through evolutionary programming was examined. In evolutionary programming, archived thermal data for a particular area are submitted to the computer program. On the basis of these known temperatures at the surface and at standard depths for one day and at the surface for the next day, logic is generated relating the temperatures at the same depths and the surface for the next day. The resulting predictor model corrects itself as further data are processed so as to more accurately predict corresponding thermal data for sequentially occurring days at the same location. The method should be made capable of prediction over larger ocean areas. (Author)

Descriptors :   *THERMOCLINES), (*SEA WATER, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, MATHEMATICAL PREDICTION, NAVAL RESEARCH, FEASIBILITY STUDIES, DATA PROCESSING.

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE