Accession Number:

AD0661156

Title:

THE VISIBILITY OF COLORS UNDERWATER

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL SUBMARINE MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB GROTON CT

Report Date:

1967-01-05

Pagination or Media Count:

12.0

Abstract:

The underwater visibility of various colors, both fluorescent and non-fluorescent, was measured in four different bodies of water. The waters were selected to sample the continuum from very murky to clear. SCUBA divers observed with a horizontal path and other subjects on the surface looked down vertically. Fluorescent colors were always more visible than non-fluorescent, but the specific colors that were easiest and most difficult to see depended upon the body of water.

Subject Categories:

  • Anatomy and Physiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE