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The compressional wave and physical properties of inter-tidal marine sediments

Robb, G.B.N., Dix, J.K., Best, A.I., Bull, J.M., Leighton, T.G., White, P.R. and Seal, A. (2005) The compressional wave and physical properties of inter-tidal marine sediments At 1st International Conference on Underwater Acoustic Measurements: Technologies and Results. 28 Jun - 01 Jul 2005. , pp. 1087-1092.

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Abstract

New quadratic regression equations for inter-tidal sediments are presented, which relate compressional wave properties (velocity ratio and proportionality constant) to porosity, bulk density and mean grain size. The compressional wave properties were derived from compressional wave velocities and attenuation coefficients measured on inter-tidal sediments from 16 - 100 kHz using common experimental and processing techniques. The regression equations are more robust for velocity ratio than proportionality constant. Discrepancies between the new regression equations and those derived for submerged sediments support the conclusion that the sediment structure of inter-tidal sediments differs from that of submerged sediments. This is attributed to the different physical processes which govern the supply, deposition and dynamics of the sediment in each environment.

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Published date: 2005
Venue - Dates: 1st International Conference on Underwater Acoustic Measurements: Technologies and Results, 2005-06-28 - 2005-07-01
Keywords: inter-tidal sediment acoustics

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Local EPrints ID: 41143
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/41143
PURE UUID: af185a7d-b77f-4e93-ae03-17964aed8f52
ORCID for T.G. Leighton: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-1649-8750
ORCID for P.R. White: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-4787-8713

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Date deposited: 21 Jul 2006
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 15:32

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Author: G.B.N. Robb
Author: J.K. Dix
Author: A.I. Best
Author: J.M. Bull
Author: T.G. Leighton ORCID iD
Author: P.R. White ORCID iD
Author: A. Seal

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