Title

Density-Sound Velocity Relationships for 2 Marine Surface Sediment Classes

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

5-1-1990

Department

Physics and Astronomy

Abstract

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.

Publication Title

Journal of the Acoustical Society of America

Volume

87

Issue

5

First Page

2248

Last Page

2251