We study the temperature dependence of diffuse reverberant ultrasound in elastic bodies. Transient wave forms are found to undergo an almost pure dilation of 0.0277% per degree, related to the temperature dependence of wave speeds. The wave forms also suffer a distortion that, we argue, depends on the rate of conversion between the dilatational ([Formula presented]) and shear ([Formula presented]) waves. Distortion is found to scale in a manner consistent with theoretical arguments but also appears to be a function of the degree of ray chaos in the body, indicating that the mixing rates are slower in more regular bodies.
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