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  • Vol. 42, Iss. 3 — Jan. 20, 2003
  • pp: 367–378

Novaya Zemlya Effect and Sunsets

Siebren Y. van der Werf, Günther P. Können, and Waldemar H. Lehn  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 42, Issue 3, pp. 367-378 (2003)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.42.000367


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Abstract

Systematics of the Novaya Zemlya (NZ) effect are discussed in the context of sunsets. We distinguish full mirages, exhibiting oscillatory light paths and their onsets, the subcritical mirages. Ray-tracing examples and sequences of solar images are shown. We discuss two historical observations by Fridtjof Nansen and by Vivian Fuchs, and we report a recent South Pole observation of the NZ effect for the Moon.

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(010.4030) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Mirages and refraction

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Siebren Y. van der Werf, Günther P. Können, and Waldemar H. Lehn, "Novaya Zemlya Effect and Sunsets," Appl. Opt. 42, 367-378 (2003)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-42-3-367


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