Abstract

Sound velocity vs. temperature was measured in a continental shelf silt, a calcareous ooze, a deep-sea red clay, a continental slope clay, and a quartz sand using a resonant chamber technique. The temperature effect on these water-saturated sediments was approximately the same as for water alone; this similarity to water behavior would be expected inasmuch as the compressibility of a water-sediment mixture is dominantly due to the relatively large water compressibility.

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