# gsw_sound_speed

`sound speed (75-term equation)`

## USAGE:

`sound_speed = gsw_sound_speed(SA,CT,p)`

## DESCRIPTION:

```Calculates the speed of sound in seawater using the computationally
efficient 75-term expression for specific volume in terms of SA, CT and
p (Roquet et al., 2015).```
```Note that the 75-term equation has been fitted in a restricted range of
parameter space, and is most accurate inside the "oceanographic funnel"
described in McDougall et al. (2003).  The GSW library function
"gsw_infunnel(SA,CT,p)" is avaialble to be used if one wants to test if
some of one's data lies outside this "funnel". ```
 `Click for a more detailed description of sound speed.`

## INPUT:

```SA  =  Absolute Salinity                                          [ g/kg ]
CT  =  Conservative Temperature (ITS-90)                         [ deg C ]
p   =  sea pressure                                               [ dbar ]
( i.e. absolute pressure - 10.1325 dbar )```
```SA & CT need to have the same dimensions.
p may have dimensions 1x1 or Mx1 or 1xN or MxN, where SA & CT are MxN.```

## OUTPUT:

`sound_speed  =  speed of sound in seawater                [ m/s ]`

## EXAMPLE:

```SA = [34.7118; 34.8915; 35.0256; 34.8472; 34.7366; 34.7324;]
CT = [28.7856; 28.4329; 22.8103; 10.2600;  6.8863;  4.4036;]
p =  [     10;      50;     125;     250;     600;    1000;]```
`sound_speed = gsw_sound_speed(SA,CT,p)`
`sound_speed =`
`1.0e+003 *`
```   1.542426412426373
1.542558891663385
1.530801535436184
1.494551099295314
1.487622786765276
1.484271672296205```

## AUTHOR:

`Paul Barker and Trevor McDougall.                     [ help@teos-10.org ]`

## VERSION NUMBER:

`3.05 (16th February, 2015)`

## REFERENCES:

```IOC, SCOR and IAPSO, 2010: The international thermodynamic equation of
seawater - 2010: Calculation and use of thermodynamic properties.
Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission, Manuals and Guides No. 56,
UNESCO (English), 196 pp.  Available from the TEOS-10 web site.
See Eqn. (2.17.1) of this TEOS-10 Manual.```
```McDougall, T.J., D.R. Jackett, D.G. Wright and R. Feistel, 2003:
Accurate and computationally efficient algorithms for potential
temperature and density of seawater.  J. Atmosph. Ocean. Tech., 20,
pp. 730-741.```
```Roquet, F., G. Madec, T.J. McDougall, P.M. Barker, 2015: Accurate
polynomial expressions for the density and specifc volume of seawater
using the TEOS-10 standard. Ocean Modelling.```
`The software is available from http://www.TEOS-10.org`