Accession Number : AD0721573

Title :   The Temperature-Pressure Dependence of Ionic Conductivity in Sea Water at Temperatures in the Oceanic Range.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Hassler,Bobby Vernon

Report Date : MAR 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 80

Abstract : The specific conductance of three sea water samples (33.634%/oo, 34.099%/oo and 35.001%/oo) was measured at twelve temperatures from 0C to 21.00C and at nine pressures from atmospheric to 4,141.8 decibars above atmospheric. Polynomials for specific conductance as a function of temperature and as a function of pressure are computed from the data, but the temperature-pressure effect is obscure. Two empirical equations that relate conductivity ratio to temperature and pressure are also developed. These equations better describe the temperature-pressure effect on conductivity at the pressures studied which correspond to the upper 4,000 meters of the ocean. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SEA WATER, ELECTRICAL CONDUCTIVITY), TEMPERATURE, SURFACE TEMPERATURE, BAROMETRIC PRESSURE, SALINITY, POLYNOMIALS, PRESSURE VESSELS, TEST EQUIPMENT, ACCURACY, TABLES(DATA), MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, THESES

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE