Conceptual Physics (12th Edition)

Published by Addison-Wesley
ISBN 10: 0321909100
ISBN 13: 978-0-32190-910-7

Part 6 - Multiple-Choice Practice Exam: 11

Answer

The greenish-blue color of ocean waters is due mostly to light that has not been absorbed.

Work Step by Step

White sunlight hits the water, and red is absorbed strongly. This leaves the complementary color behind: cyan. This is discussed on pages 514-515.
Update this answer!

You can help us out by revising, improving and updating this answer.

Update this answer

After you claim an answer you’ll have 24 hours to send in a draft. An editor will review the submission and either publish your submission or provide feedback.