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Why does sound sometimes refract under water

Conceptual Physics | 12th Edition | ISBN: 9780321909107 | Authors: Paul G. Hewitt ISBN: 9780321909107 29

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Problem 16RQ

Why does sound sometimes refract under water?

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Step 1 of 1 Refraction is the ability of the sound wave to travel through different mediums and it is one of the important property to study property of underwater. The speed of sound in the ocean varies. As the ocean gets deeper, the temperature decreases while pressure increases. Sound travels faster at lower depths than at surface level, no matter how sizable the difference in temperature, due to pressure differences.

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Chapter 20, Problem 16RQ is Solved
Textbook: Conceptual Physics
Edition: 12
Author: Paul G. Hewitt
ISBN: 9780321909107

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