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Optics in the air : observing optical phenomena through airplane windows / Joseph A. Shaw

By: Contributor(s): Resource type: Ressourcentyp: Buch (Online)Book (Online)Language: English Series: SPIE Press monograph ; PM274Publisher: Bellingham, Washington (1000 20th St. Bellingham WA 98225-6705 USA) : SPIE, [2017]Copyright date: © 2017Description: 1 Online-RessourceISBN:
  • 9781510607316
  • 9781510607323
  • 9781510607309
  • 1510607293
  • 9781510607293
Subject(s): Additional physical formats: 9781510607293 | 9781510607316 | Erscheint auch als: Optics in the air. Online-Ausgabe Bellingham, Washington : SPIE Press, [2017] | Erscheint auch als: No title Druck-AusgabeDDC classification:
  • 551.56/5 23
LOC classification:
  • QC975.2
DOI: DOI: 10.1117/3.2263346Online resources: Additional physical formats: Also available in print version.Summary: "Most naturally occurring optical displays can be seen from an airplane, and some are best viewed while airborne. This book is an introduction to optical phenomena in the natural world - primarily in the atmosphere (or "in the air"). It follows a simple approach that can be understood and enjoyed by readers without scientific training. A variety of optical phenomena are illustrated with photographs and explained with simplified line diagrams and descriptions. These phenomena range from everyday sky and sunset colors to the elusive noctilucent clouds and aurora, as well as a whole world of too-often-ignored occurences such as sun glitter patterns on bodies of water, colorful ringed glories and coronas, rainbows that cling to the clouds below a high-flying airplane, and ice halos that spring up as an airplane passes through high-altitude ice clouds"--Summary: Preface -- Glossary -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Sky colors -- 3. Coronas and iridescence -- 4. Rainbows and cloud bows -- 5. Glories -- 6. Shadows -- 7. Water colors and glitter -- 8. Halos and pillars -- 9. Noctilucent clouds and aurora -- 10. Colors from polarization -- 11. Scenery and interesting sights -- Appendix: International airport codesPPN: PPN: 1018191127Package identifier: Produktsigel: ZDB-50-SPI
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