Why does ocean appear blue and why do clouds appear white?pl answer asap😀😀😃tnx

Asked by B P | 30th Jan, 2017, 01:42: PM

Expert Answer:

Bluish Oceans

The sunlight or scientifically, the white light from the sun actually consists of seven colors i.e.
violet, indigo, blue, green, yellow, orange  and red  in the increasing order of the wavelength.
The ocean looks blue because red, orange and yellow (long wavelength light) are absorbed
more strongly by water than the blue color (short wavelength light).
So when the white light from the sun enters the ocean, it is mostly the blue that gets returned (reflected).
Therefore, the oceans appear bluish due to the reflection of blue color.

White Clouds

Scattering of light takes place at a very large scale in the clouds of the atmosphere.
Scattering is a process in which light in the form of propagating energy is scattered due to various obstructions.
The vapour droplets in clouds acts like an obstruction and scatters the light rays of all the wavelengths at a uniform rate.
Therefore, the clouds appear to be colorless or white in color..  

Answered by Abhijeet Mishra | 30th Jan, 2017, 04:47: PM

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