The Colour of the Sea

  title={The Colour of the Sea},
  author={C. Raman},
  • C. Raman
  • Physics
  • Nature
  • THE view has been expressed that “the much-admired dark blue of the deep sea has nothing to do with the colour of water, but is simply the blue of the sky seen by reflection” (Rayleigh's “Scientific Papers,” vol. 5, p. 540, and NATURE, vol. 83, p. 48, 1910). Whether this is really true is shown to be questionable by a simple mode of observation used by the present writer, in which surface-reflection is eliminated, and the other factors remain the same. The method is to view the surface of the… CONTINUE READING