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Title:Artificial circumzenithal and circumhorizontal arcs

Abstract: We revisit a water glass experiment often used to demonstrate a rainbow. On a closer look, it also turns out to be a rather close analogy of a different kind of atmospheric optics phenomenon altogether: The geometry may be used to faithfully reproduce the circumzenithal and the circumhorizontal halos, providing a missing practical demonstration experiment for those beautiful and common natural ice halo displays.
Comments: 7 pages, 7 figures
Subjects: Atmospheric and Oceanic Physics (physics.ao-ph); Optics (physics.optics)
DOI: 10.1119/1.4984802
Cite as: arXiv:1608.08664 [physics.ao-ph]
  (or arXiv:1608.08664v1 [physics.ao-ph] for this version)

Submission history

From: Markus Selmke [view email]
[v1] Tue, 30 Aug 2016 21:49:32 UTC (4,553 KB)