Accession Number : AD0705611

Title :   SOUND VELOCITIES IN GULF OF MEXICO SEDIMENTS AS RELATED TO PHYSICAL PROPERTIES AND SIMULATED OVERBURDEN PRESSURES.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : TEXAS A AND M UNIV COLLEGE STATION DEPT OF OCEANOGRAPHY

Personal Author(s) : Cernock,Paul John

Report Date : MAY 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 125

Abstract : Specific objectives of this investigation were: To measure the velocity of compressional waves (hereinafter called 'sound velocity' or 'velocity'): (a) in consolidated and unconsolidated sediments cored from the Gulf of Mexico; To investigate the physical and mechanical properties of these sediments; To examine the possibility of utilizing sound velocities to predict the physical and mechanical properties of these sediments; and To formulate porosity, bulk density, and velocity versus depth relationships for unconsolidated sediments in the Gulf of Mexico. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ROCK, *SOUND TRANSMISSION), (*MARINE GEOLOGY, OCEAN BOTTOM), (*MARINE GEOPHYSICS, MEXICO GULF), SEDIMENTATION, SIMULATION, POROSITY, MATHEMATICAL PREDICTION, DENSITY, VELOCITY, THESES, CLAY, SAND, DEEP WATER, SHALLOW WATER

Subject Categories : Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy
      Acoustics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE