Water appears blue because it can absorb long wavelength light better than short wavelength light.
When light enters water, the longer wavelengths of light such as red, yellow, and orange are absorbed, and mostly blue light is reflected back.
While relatively small quantities of water appear to be colorless, water's tint
becomes a deeper blue as the thickness of the observed sample increases. The
WHY IS WATER BLUE? Reproduced from J. Chem. Edu., 1993, 70(8), 612 ·
Charles L. Braun and Sergei N. Smirnov Department of Chemistry Dartmouth ...
"The ocean looks blue because red, orange and yellow (long wavelength light)
are absorbed more strongly by water than is blue (short wavelength light).
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While relatively small quantities of water appear to be colorless, the slight tint of
water becomes a deeper blue as the thickness of the observed sample ...
This MODIS image of blue water in the Caribbean Sea looks blue because the
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