Doctoral Dissertations

Abstract

"Sound velocity models currently in use by the U. S. Navy require difficult data sampling at great expense. This study is to investigate the feasibility of a sound velocity model dependent only upon position that would be valid for a selected, reasonably large, near homogeneous area of the ocean. The most important position parameters are latitude, longitude, and depth. To accomplish this objective a critical depth of 2500 meters was established for an 8° by 20° rectangle of the Sargasso Sea which lies within the North Atlantic Ocean. The critical depth is defined as the depth at which the characteristics of the area of the ocean being considered become stable enough to predict sound velocity as a function of position within a specified accuracy. Such a model was produced with the aid of new concepts of independent term generation within stepwise multiple regression software that allowed a study of a variety of models with unprecedented ease"--Abstract, Page ii.

Advisor(s)

Zenor, Hughes M., 1908-2001

Committee Member(s)

Ho, C. Y. (Chung You), 1933-1988
Bain, Lee J.
Rupert, Gerald B., 1930-2016
Rigler, A. Kellam
Szygenda, Stephen A.

Department(s)

Geosciences and Geological and Petroleum Engineering

Degree Name

Ph. D. in Geophysical Engineering

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

1970

Pagination

vii, 57 pages, 84 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (Pages 54-55).

Geographic Coverage

North Atlantic Ocean

Rights

© 1970 Richard Roland Kunkel, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Dissertation - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Oceanography -- Research
Oceanography -- Research -- North Atlantic Ocean
Regression analysis -- Data processing

Thesis Number

T 2371

Print OCLC #

6020129

Electronic OCLC #

847648756

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