watdepth

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Description

PUBLIC function: calculates the depth (in m) from the gauge pressure p (or the total pressure P) and the latitude (in degrees: -90 to 90) and the atmospheric pressure Pa (in bar)

Usage

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watdepth(P=Pa, p=pmax(0, P-Pa), lat=0, Pa=1.013253)

Arguments

P

total pressure in bar, standard: 1 atm (at the sea surface)

p

gauge pressure in bar (total pressure minus atmospheric pressure), standard: 0 (at the water surface)

lat

latitude in degrees: -90 to 90, standard: 0

Pa

atmospheric pressure in bar, standard: 1 atm (at sea level)

Value

water depth d in meters

Author(s)

Andreas F. Hofmann. Maintained by Karline Soetaert (Karline.Soetaert@nioz.nl).

References

Fofonoff1983

Examples

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watdepth(100)
plot(watdepth(1:100))