Accession Number : ADA332834

Title :   Applied Physics Laboratory, College of Ocean and Fishery Sciences, University of Washington. 1997 Biennial Report.

Corporate Author : WASHINGTON UNIV SEATTLE APPLIED PHYSICS LAB

PDF Url : ADA332834

Report Date : 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 54

Abstract : Formed in 1943 in response to a Navy request for assistance in development a reliable torpedo influence exploder, the Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) of the University of Washington has evolved into a well-known and respected source of research and development in marine-related science and engineering. The partnership with the Navy that began over 50 years ago continues today with a program based in fundamental research and grounded by expertise developed over years of working on Navy problems. Basic research includes ocean physics, polar oceanography, remote sensing, and ocean and physical acoustics, all of which draw upon the Laboratory's demonstrated expertise in designing and deploying specialized instrumentation. This fundamental research underpins and facilitates applications to real-world problems, which range from medical imaging to ice-sheet behavior to measuring rainfall at sea. The articles selected for inclusion in this report give just a sampling of a program that, at any time, may comprise hundreds of individual projects. A research unit of the College of Ocean and Fishery Sciences, the Laboratory is located in Henderson Hall on the campus of the University of Washington. Full-time staff number approximately 200, including 130 scientists and engineers. APL staff collaborate closely with University faculty, and 27 currently hold faculty appointments. Most of these supervise graduate students.

Descriptors :   *NAVAL RESEARCH LABORATORIES, *UNIVERSITIES, *MARINE ENGINEERING, POLAR REGIONS, MEASUREMENT, ENVIRONMENTS, STUDENTS, REPORTS, REMOTE DETECTORS, ACOUSTICS, INSTRUCTORS, FISHERIES, OCEANOGRAPHY, MARINE GEOPHYSICS, SCIENTISTS, MARINE ENGINEERS.

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE