I like the way the solar heat dives into the ocean at the last moment.

Comments

  1. #1 Torbjörn Larsson, OM
    February 8, 2012

    I don’t think they meant to do that, but it models the physics faithfully. Light would curve towards the denser, more moisture and salt laden air above the ocean surface.

  2. #2 Torbjörn Larsson, OM
    February 8, 2012

    Oops, “faithfully” but not to scale obviously.

  3. #3 Torbjörn Larsson, OM
    February 8, 2012

    Oh, it was some time ago: Snell’s law encapsulates the basic physics.

  4. #4 khan
    February 8, 2012

    I was wondering about that.

  5. #5 Greg Laden
    February 8, 2012

    Hey, maybe they got it right on purpose! Or, if wrong, on porpoise. (because it does look sort of like porpoises diving into the water)