# How long does it take for sound waves to travel?

## How long does it take for sound waves to travel?

How fast does it travel? Sound travels about 1500 meters per second in seawater. That’s approximately 15 soccer fields end-to-end in one second. Sound travels much more slowly in air, at about 340 meters per second, only 3 soccer fields a second.

### How does sound travel from slowest to fastest?

Sound travels at different speeds depending on what it is traveling through. Of the three mediums (gas, liquid, and solid) sound waves travel the slowest through gases, faster through liquids, and fastest through solids. Temperature also affects the speed of sound.

Does sound travel straight?

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.

How loud is a yell?

Using everyday items you could probably measure sounds in the range of roughly 20 to 80 dB. Human screams can be quite loud, possibly exceeding 100 dB (as of March 2019, the world record is 129 dB!)

## How long does it take to travel at the speed of sound?

Pertaining to these conditions the speed of the sound is 768mph. To travel a distance of 350 miles, it would take you 1640.62 seconds.

### How does the distance of sound travel in the ocean?

The distance that sound travels in the ocean varies greatly, depending primarily upon water temperature and pressure. Water temperature and pressure determine how far sound travels in the ocean.

Why do sound waves travel faster in water than in air?

While sound moves at a much faster speed in the water than in air, the distance that sound waves travel is primarily dependent upon ocean temperature and pressure.

How is the distance of a sound wave calculated?

The wavelength of a sound frequency and the time it takes to travel a given distance is calculated based on the provided frequency and journey distance.