Accession Number : ADA315490

Title :   Effects of Underwater Explosions on Life in the Sea,

Corporate Author : DEFENCE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ORGANIZATION CANBERRA (AUSTRALIA)

Personal Author(s) : Lewis, John A.

PDF Url : ADA315490

Report Date : JAN 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 48

Abstract : Available literature on the effects of underwater explosions on life in the sea is reviewed. Reported effects on marine plants, invertebrates, fishes, turtles, birds, sea mammals and humans, from both experimental and field observations, are presented, as are theories on the damage process and models developed to predict lethal and safe ranges around explosions of varying configurations.

Descriptors :   *EXPLOSION EFFECTS, *UNDERWATER EXPLOSIONS, *AQUATIC ANIMALS, *AQUATIC PLANTS, EXPERIMENTAL DATA, DAMAGE, MAMMALS, MODELS, HUMANS, SHOCK WAVES, SAFETY, LETHALITY, AUSTRALIA, BIRDS, INVERTEBRATES, SEA WATER, OCEAN MODELS, BLAST, FISHES, TURTLES.

Subject Categories : Biological Oceanography
      Explosions

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE