sky water light

building c

(under development—available soon)

This iPhone-based exhibit allows visitors to investigate the phenomena that give bodies of water (such as San Francisco Bay) their colors. The tint of the sky reflecting from the water's surface, light scattered from particles in the water, and, for shallower waters, light rays reflecting from the bottom—all contribute to the way we perceive oceans, bays, and lakes.


This project is supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. ESI-0104478. Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of the National Science Foundation.