Density-Sound Velocity Relationships for 2 Marine Surface Sediment Classes
Physics and Astronomy
The density to sound velocity dependence of two predominant classes of continental shelf surface sediments [E. L. Hamilton, J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 68, 1313–1340 (1980)] can be described as a subclass of Nobes’ cases [J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 86, 290–294 (1989)] by the Wood equation [A. B. Wood, ATextbook of Sound (Macmillan, New York, 1941)] or by straight line fits to the Wood equation or the data [Rayborn et al., J. Acoust. Soc. Am. Suppl. 1 80, S113 (1986)]. The results can be used to calculate the surface sediment densities from sound speed measurements and to get estimates of the average grain densities and velocities of the sediments, as well as in choosing model study parameters.
Journal of the Acoustical Society of America
Rayborn, G. H.,
Ioup, J. W.,
Ioup, G. E.
(1990). Density-Sound Velocity Relationships for 2 Marine Surface Sediment Classes. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 87(5), 2248-2251.
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