Blue Ridge

Doug Jensen doug_jensen at SMTPGTWY.BEREA.EDU
Mon Mar 10 11:56:23 EST 1997

One of my students said he recently heard on the radio that the blue of the Blue 
Ridge mountains is the result of terpenoid compounds.  I suppose the story is 
that they are volatized from the pines and interact with the sunlight to give 
the blue haze (which I must confess I have never noticed).  

I told him that I didn't know anything about it but would try to find out.  Can 
anyone here help?

Doug Jensen
Berea College

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