quenched water

quenched water

[′kwencht ′wȯd·ər]
(oceanography)
Ocean water which produces an abnormally large propagation loss in the sound passing through it; it is usually found in shallow water or near shores where there are strong currents accompanied by considerable turbulence.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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