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How does sound move? 2017-08-03T16:29:57+00:00

How does sound move?

When you shine a flashlight, the beam of light travels in a straight line in the direction you point the flashlight. In the simplest situations, sound also travels in straight lines. In the ocean, however, interactions between the sound and water make the transmission of sound much more complicated. These effects include reflection, bending (refraction), and scattering.

The following sections provide more information on how sound travels in the ocean: