Light in the Sea
AIR FORCE SYSTEMS COMMAND WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIVISION
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The book deals with a relatively new division of science-- hydrooptics, which studies the penetration and transmission of light in the sea. The authors emphasize the importance of knowing the physical laws determining these processes, especially in connection with the solution of such an important and timely problem as the exploitation of the resources of the World Ocean. The book discusses the transmission of light in the sea, how the optical properties of the various seas and oceans differ from one another, how light originates in the sea, and the significance of marine optics for marine biology and other marine sciences. The major divisions of the book are The Birth of Hydrooptics, The Absorption and Scattering of Light in Sea Water, Sea Transparency, Sunlight in the Sea, Why Different Seas are Different in Color, Why Vision is Poorer in Water than in Air, Marine Optics and Underwater Photography, Light and Life in the Sea, and the Conclusion.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography