Abstract

The absorption of light in distilled water, artificial sea water, and heavy water was measured in the visible region. A Nielsen spectrometer with glass optics was used with a tungsten source and photomultiplier detector. Path lengths were 60.0 and 132.0 cm. The absorption in distilled and artificial sea water differs little; maxima below 745 mµ were too weak to be observed. The absorption in heavy water is very small, increasing from a broad minimum at 700–600 mµ until at 390 mµ it is a factor of 10 larger than the minimum value.

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Barret, J.

J. Barret and A. L. Mansell, Nature 187, 138 (1960).

Burton, A. C.

J. C. McLennan, R. Ruedy, and A. C. Burton, Proc. Roy. Soc. (London) A120, 296 (1928).

Crawford, F. W.

J. R. Nielsen, F. W. Crawford, and D. C. Smith, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 37, 246 (1947).

Curcio, J. A.

J. A. Curcio and C. C. Petty, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 41, 302 (1951).

Dawson, L. H.

E. F. Dupre and L. H. Dawson, Transmission of Light in Water: An Annotated Bibliography (U. S. Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, D. C., 1961).

Dorsey, N. E.

N. E. Dorsey, Properties of Ordinary Water Substance (Reinhold Publishing Corporation, New York, 1940), 341 ff.

Dupre, E. F.

E. F. Dupre and L. H. Dawson, Transmission of Light in Water: An Annotated Bibliography (U. S. Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, D. C., 1961).

Hulburt, E. O.

E. O. Hulburt, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 35, 698 (1945).

Mansell, A. L.

J. Barret and A. L. Mansell, Nature 187, 138 (1960).

McLennan, J. C.

J. C. McLennan, R. Ruedy, and A. C. Burton, Proc. Roy. Soc. (London) A120, 296 (1928).

Nielsen, J. R.

J. R. Nielsen, F. W. Crawford, and D. C. Smith, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 37, 246 (1947).

Petty, C. C.

J. A. Curcio and C. C. Petty, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 41, 302 (1951).

Ruedy, R.

J. C. McLennan, R. Ruedy, and A. C. Burton, Proc. Roy. Soc. (London) A120, 296 (1928).

Smith, D. C.

J. R. Nielsen, F. W. Crawford, and D. C. Smith, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 37, 246 (1947).

Other

N. E. Dorsey, Properties of Ordinary Water Substance (Reinhold Publishing Corporation, New York, 1940), 341 ff.

E. F. Dupre and L. H. Dawson, Transmission of Light in Water: An Annotated Bibliography (U. S. Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, D. C., 1961).

E. O. Hulburt, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 35, 698 (1945).

J. A. Curcio and C. C. Petty, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 41, 302 (1951).

J. R. Nielsen, F. W. Crawford, and D. C. Smith, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 37, 246 (1947).

Smithsonian Physical Tables (Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D. C., 1954), 9th revised ed., p. 776.

J. C. McLennan, R. Ruedy, and A. C. Burton, Proc. Roy. Soc. (London) A120, 296 (1928).

J. Barret and A. L. Mansell, Nature 187, 138 (1960).

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