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IAPWS G14-19
Guideline on the Surface Tension of Seawater
October 2019

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This guideline presents a correlation for the surface tension of seawater as a function of temperature and salinity (see the document for details of range of data fitted).
The development of the correlation is described in detail in a scientific article.

Revision History

This Guideline is the product of the Working Group "Thermophysical Properties of Water and Steam" (TPWS) and the Subcommittee on Seawater (SOS) of the International Association for the Properties of Water and Steam (IAPWS).

This page updated March 26, 2020

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