Remote acoustic sensing of oceanic fluid and biological processes
Orr, Marshall H.
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High frequency acoustic backscattering systems are being used in monostatic modes to evaluate the use of acoustic techniques to detect and study a variety of fluid processes in the oceanic environment. A short outline of those research programs actively evaluating and using acoustic techniques is presented, followed by a detailed review of this investigator's program. This program uses a multifrequency high frequency acoustic system to study a variety of processes including turbulent mixing, air-sea interactions, internal waves, interleaving water masses, natural particulate dispersion and distribution, the dispersion of particulates associated with deep ocean disposal of industrial chemical waste, and biological response to a variety of stimulae including fluid motion, predators, and oceanographic instrumentation. Graphic acoustic data records of several of the above phenomena are described.
Suggested CitationTechnical Report: Orr, Marshall H., "Remote acoustic sensing of oceanic fluid and biological processes", 1980-06, DOI:10.1575/1912/9555, https://hdl.handle.net/1912/9555
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