Influence of solar eclipse on seawater
Sukumaran Santhosh Kumar, Rethinassamy Rengaiyan
DOI: 10.4236/ns.2011.31010   PDF    HTML     6,093 Downloads   14,852 Views   Citations


Eclipse induced changes in solar radiation is a common interest of scientists all over the world. The disturbance of the heat balance along the supersonic travel of the trajectory of the Moon’s shadow could generate gravity waves during solar eclipse, which results a reduction in the concentration of ozone layer in the stratosphere. We, in this context, conducted some experiments to detect the possible radiations reaching the surface of the earth and the impact of such radiation in seawater during the recent total and annular solar eclipses. This is the first time that the variation in pH value of seawater during solar eclipse is examined, and the experimental data demonstrated that the solar eclipse phenomenon affects the pH value of seawater due to the shorter wavelength radiations received on the surface of the earth. The reduction is around 20% and 40% of the difference between ordinary water and seawater during total and annular eclipses respectively. The multidisciplinary influences of these findings are addressed.

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Kumar, S. and Rengaiyan, R. (2011) Influence of solar eclipse on seawater. Natural Science, 3, 69-74. doi: 10.4236/ns.2011.31010.

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