Shedding new light on light in the ocean

Tommy D. Dickey, George W. Kattawar, Kenneth Voss

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Abstract

Light drives the physics, chemistry, and biology of the ocean. Without light in the ocean, life on Earth could not exist, nor would there be fuel for the heat engine that drives the ocean's currents and the atmosphere's circulation. Furthermore, light and sound are the two primary means available for probing the ocean. (See the article by Tom Sanford, Kathie Kelly, and David Farmer in PHYSICS TODAY, February 2011, page 24.)

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)44-49
Number of pages6
JournalPhysics Today
Volume64
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2011

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Shedding new light on light in the ocean. / Dickey, Tommy D.; Kattawar, George W.; Voss, Kenneth.

In: Physics Today, Vol. 64, No. 4, 04.2011, p. 44-49.

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Dickey, TD, Kattawar, GW & Voss, K 2011, 'Shedding new light on light in the ocean', Physics Today, vol. 64, no. 4, pp. 44-49. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3580492
Dickey, Tommy D. ; Kattawar, George W. ; Voss, Kenneth. / Shedding new light on light in the ocean. In: Physics Today. 2011 ; Vol. 64, No. 4. pp. 44-49.
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