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Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 50, Iss. 28 — Oct. 1, 2011
  • pp: F12–F15

Noninverted images in inferior mirages

Siebren Y. van der Werf  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 50, Issue 28, pp. F12-F15 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.50.000F12


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Abstract

Inferior mirages over sun-exposed roads often appear in isolated strips at their near sides and the reflected scenery exhibits multiple images. This effect is explained as due to slight undulations of the road’s surface. At the same time, some of these images, although they are reflections, are not inverted. Photographic material illustrates this phenomenon and a ray tracing study is presented that confirms these conclusions.

© 2011 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(010.1290) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric optics
(010.4030) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Mirages and refraction

History
Original Manuscript: May 10, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: June 12, 2011
Published: August 16, 2011

Citation
Siebren Y. van der Werf, "Noninverted images in inferior mirages," Appl. Opt. 50, F12-F15 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-50-28-F12

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