The Resource Optics in the air : observing optical phenomena through airplane windows, Joseph A. Shaw

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

Label
Optics in the air : observing optical phenomena through airplane windows
Title
Optics in the air
Title remainder
observing optical phenomena through airplane windows
Statement of responsibility
Joseph A. Shaw
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
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"--
Member of
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
551.56/5
Index
index present
LC call number
QC975.2
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
SPIE Press monograph
Series volume
PM274
Label
Optics in the air : observing optical phenomena through airplane windows, Joseph A. Shaw
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Sky colors -- Coronas and iridescence -- Rainbows and cloud bows -- Glories -- Shadows -- Water colors and glitter -- Halos and pillars -- Noctilucent clouds and aurora -- Colors from polarization -- Scenery and interesting sights
Control code
ocn962025920
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781510607309
Lccn
2016050554
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1117/3.2263346
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b37395208
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)962025920
  • pebc1510607307

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waurn Ponds CampusBorrow it
      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
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