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Accession Number ADA571499
Title 3d Acoustic Mapping of the Kuroshio (Taiwan Current) off the Southeast Coast of Taiwan.
Publication Date Sep 2011
Media Count 14p
Personal Author A. Kaneko
Abstract The long-term monitoring of the western boundary current (WBC) is still a challenging issue in the operational oceanography. The surface current of the WBC can well be measured by a pair of advanced high frequency ocean radars, located at the shore washed out by the WBC. However the radar has little capability of measuring the subsurface structures of WBC. The Argo floats might not be suitable to monitor the WBC at a fixed point because deployed floats quickly run away from the observation site. The travel-time ocean acoustic tomography (OAT) from the axis of the underwater sound channel (USC) is an unique, cost-effective technology for measuring the temporal variations and 3D structures of WBC.
Keywords Acoustic tomography
Boundaries
Coastal regions
Cost effectiveness
Deployment
Floats
High frequency
Kuroshio(Taiwan current)
Measurement
Monitoring
Ocean currents
Oceans
Radar
Shores
Subsurface
Surfaces
Taiwan

 
Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 47C - Physical & Chemical Oceanography
Corporate Author Hiroshima Univ. (Japan).
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1316
Contract Number N00014-08-1-0139

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