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- n. the speed at which sound is propagated through some medium under specified conditions
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Cape Leeuwin station may also contribute to the monitoring of global warming through a CSIRO project to accurately measure the speed of sound in the Indian Ocean - and there by ocean temperature.
The General Dynamics FB-111 is SAC's medium-range bomber, capable of flying supersonic speeds at 200 feet above the ground and twice the speed of sound above 35,000 feet.
In the isothermal layer, the primary factor affecting the speed of sound in water is the increase in pressure with depth.
AsAtlantis ’s velocity dropped below the speed of sound our shock waves raced ahead of us, lashing the vehicle with a buzzing vibration.
Even with the Aurora aircraft's misted-methane propulsion system at half power, the Delta Force was hurtling through the night at three times the speed of sound – over two thousand miles an hour.
But although the shell had hit B turret, the worst damage was done on the bridge just above: a withering shower of splinters, like spray from a big sea, had been flung up at more than the speed of sound and cut through the thin armour and window opening's, ricocheted down from the metal roof and killed or wounded nearly every man standing on the bridge.