# gsw_sigma3_CT_exact

**potential density anomaly with reference pressure
of 3000 dbar, this being this particular potential
density minus 1000 kg/m^3**

## Contents

## USAGE:

sigma3_CT_exact = gsw_sigma3_CT_exact(SA,CT)

## DESCRIPTION:

Calculates potential density anomaly with reference pressure of 3000
dbar, this being this particular potential density minus 1000 kg/m^3.
This function has inputs of Absolute Salinity and Conservative
Temperature.

Note that this function uses the full Gibbs function. There is an
alternative to calling this function, namely gsw_sigma3(SA,CT), which
uses the computationally efficient 75-term expression for specific
volume in terms of SA, CT and p (Roquet et al., 2015).

## INPUT:

SA = Absolute Salinity [ g/kg ]
CT = Conservative Temperature [ deg C ]

SA & CT need to have the same dimensions.

## OUTPUT:

sigma3_CT_exact = potential density anomaly with [ kg/m^3 ]
respect to a reference pressure of 3000 dbar,
that is, this potential density - 1000 kg/m^3.

## EXAMPLE:

SA = [34.7118; 34.8915; 35.0256; 34.8472; 34.7366; 34.7324;]
CT = [28.8099; 28.4392; 22.7862; 10.2262; 6.8272; 4.3236;]

sigma3_CT_exact = gsw_sigma3_CT_exact(SA,CT)

sigma3_CT_exact =

34.003709330818083
34.267404341412885
36.316609174494715
39.732408885730138
40.397870256006627
40.881719119051240

## AUTHOR:

Trevor McDougall & Paul Barker [ help@teos-10.org ]

## VERSION NUMBER:

3.05 (16th February, 2015)

## REFERENCES:

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 Eqn. (A.30.1) 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.

The software is available from http://www.TEOS-10.org