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    Re: Dip uncertainty
    From: Fred Hebard
    Date: 2004 Dec 8, 10:38 -0500

    Alex,
    
    This is not a difficult problem in classic optics.  A theoretical treatment 
    would suffice.  We just need a competent optical physicist to address the 
    question.
    
    Fred
    
    > Alex,
    >
    > The problem with an experimental approach would be that we are dealing
    > with a stochastic system. No two places or days will have quite the same
    > anomalies. Indeed, different regions will likely have different patterns...
    >
    >
    > Trevor Kenchington
    >
    >
    > You wrote:
    >
    > > Trevor:
    > >
    > >
    > >>The position that Bruce and I have been
    > >>supporting
    > >>is that anomalous dip is usually less pronounced for an observer on the
    > >>bridge of a modern ship or in the top of a sailing ship than for one
    > >>located near the waterline or aboard a small yacht.
    > >>
    > >
    > > The opinions seem to be split on this subject,
    > > and I don't see how to settle it without experimental
    > > data on the anomalous refraction.
    > >
    > > If the whole "anomalous part" of the anomalous refraction happens
    > > within few meters from the sea surface, then you and Bruce are
    > > right. Surely someone studied this question, but I don't know
    > > how to find these results.
    > >
    > > Alex.
    > >
    
    
    

       
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