Hi, I have a few queries regarding the flow of electric current through (sea)water...(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

In general, can the flow of electricity through seawater be treated the same as through a metal conductor?

I am wondering whether the fact that it is ions rather than electrons that carry the charge has any affect?

If a current flows between two point source electrodes, what would the field patterns look like? I'm assuming the field strengths decay exponentially (as per skin effect) in the plane perpendicular to the direction of current flow. Is this correct?

Thanks for any guidance you can offer!

Rob

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# Analysis of current flow and EM fields in seawater?

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