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WRRCTR No.25 Reflectivity of Electromagnetic Waves at an Air-Water Interface for Pure and Sea Water

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Title WRRCTR No.25 Reflectivity of Electromagnetic Waves at an Air-Water Interface for Pure and Sea Water
Creator Lepley, Larry K Adams, William M
Subject Electromagnetic waves. Ocean-atmosphere interaction. Seawater.
Description Compilation of the optical properties of electromagnetic waves incident on pure (chemically pure) or sea water shows an abrupt divergence of behavior for the two water types at about the 3-centimeter wavelength. From this point on to all longer (radio) wavelengths, sea water behaves optically like a metal, whereas pure water behaves like a semiconductor. At shorter wavelengths (below 3 centimeters), both fresh and pure water behave as dielectrics with similar optical properties. Only at...
Date 1968-12
Type Report
Identifier Lepley LK, Adams WM. 1968. Reflectivity of electromagnetic waves at an air-water interface for pure and sea water. Honolulu (HI): Water Resources Research Center, University of Hawaii at Manoa. WRRC technical report, 25. http://hdl.handle.net/10125/7600
Language en-US
Relation WRRC Technical Report 25
Publisher Water Resources Research Center, University of Hawaii at Manoa

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