Comparison of Measured and Calculated Sound Velocity Near the Sea Surface.
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Measured values of sound velocity in sea water are compared to sound velocity calculated by several empirical relations. Among the empirical relations examined are Wilsons October, 1960 equation and Frye and Pughs 1971 equation. Results indicate that all empirical relations have their maximum differences in the first 20 feet of sea water. The difference measured is dependent on wind induced turbulence. Of the empirical relations examined, the Frye and Pugh equation provides the most accurate results. Author
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography