Conservative Temperature of maximum density of seawater



CT_maxdensity_exact = gsw_CT_maxdensity_exact(SA,p)


Calculates the Conservative Temperature of maximum density of seawater.
This function returns the Conservative Temperature at which the density
of seawater is a maximum, at given Absolute Salinity, SA, and sea 
pressure, p (in dbar). 
Note that this function uses the full Gibbs function.  There is an 
alternative to calling this function, namely gsw_CT_maxdensity(SA,p), 
which uses the computationally efficient 75-term expression for 
specific volume in terms of SA, CT and p (Roquet et al., 2015).
Click for a more detailed description of calculating the
Conservative Temperature of maximum density.


SA =  Absolute Salinity                                         [ g/kg ]
p  =  sea pressure                                              [ dbar ]
      ( i.e. absolute pressure - 10.1325 dbar )
p may have dimensions 1x1 or Mx1 or 1xN or MxN, where SA is MxN.


CT_maxdensity_exact  =  Conservative Temperature at which the density
                        of seawater is a maximum for given Absolute
                        Salinity and pressure.                 [ deg C ]


SA = [34.7118; 34.8915; 35.0256; 34.8472; 34.7366; 34.7324;]
p =  [     10;      50;     125;     250;     600;    1000;]
CT_maxdensity_exact = gsw_CT_maxdensity_exact(SA,p)
CT_maxdensity_exact =


Trevor McDougall and Paul Barker                      [ ]


3.05 (16th February, 2015)


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 section 3.42 of this TEOS-10 Manual.
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.
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