Accession Number : ADP000961

Title :   Ocean Acoustic Monitoring: Acoustic Tomography,

Corporate Author : WOODS HOLE OCEANOGRAPHIC INSTITUTION MA

Personal Author(s) : Spindel,Robert C.

Report Date : FEB 1980

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : An acoustic method for monitoring mesoscale ocean features over basin wide areas, known as acoustic tomography, is being developed. This paper describes the principles of the technique, and the specialized equipments designed to meet stringent technical requirements. We also present results of recent experiments, forerunners of a full-scale system deployment, that demonstrate the feasibility of the method.

Descriptors :   *Oceanographic equipment, *Underwater acoustics, *Tomography, *Long range(Distance), *Monitoring, *Ocean environments, Acoustic signals, Signal processing, Sound transmission, Velocity, Paths, Pulse transmitters, Receivers, Systems analysis

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE