Fresh Water: Temperature of Maximum Density Calculated from Compressibility

Science  13 Dec 1963:
Vol. 142, Issue 3598, pp. 1457-1458
DOI: 10.1126/science.142.3598.1457


Measurement of sonic velocities in water provides an accurate method for determining the equation of state for water. A simple equation of state for fresh water yields the temperature of maximum density as a function of pressure.