Speed of sound in seawater as a function of temperature and salinity at 1 atm

Frank J Millero, T. Kubinski

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The speed of sound in standard seawater is measured relative to that in pure water as a function of temperature in the range 0 to 40 degree C and salinity in the range 5 to 40% at one atm. The resulting sound speeds fit an equation to a standard deviation of 0. 04 m sec** minus **1 over the entire ranges of temperature and salinity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)312-319
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of the Acoustical Society of America
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1975


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  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics

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