Correlations Between Sound Velocity and Related Properties of Glacio-Marine Sediments: Barents Sea
Geography and Geology
Statistical analysis of laboratory-measured compressional wave (sound) velocity, porosity, wet bulk density, and selected textural parameters of surface sediments from the Barents Sea reveals that clay content and mean grain size are the best indices to sound velocity. These parameters are followed closely by porosity and wet bulk density, while sand content provides the weakest index. Although Barents Sea surface sediments are characterized by fairly high variability, the results of the present study are in general agreement with studies of similar sediment types in other continental shelf environments.
Orsi, T. H.,
Dunn, D. A.
(1991). Correlations Between Sound Velocity and Related Properties of Glacio-Marine Sediments: Barents Sea. Geo-Marine Letters, 11(2), 79-83.
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