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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 50, Iss. 28 — Oct. 1, 2011
  • pp: LC1–LC2

Light and Color in the Open Air: introduction to the feature issue

Joseph A. Shaw, Raymond L. Lee, Jr., and Philip Laven  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 50, Issue 28, pp. LC1-LC2 (2011)

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This is a feature issue devoted to optical phenomena that can be observed in nature, primarily with the naked eye. Many of the papers published in this feature issue are based on presentations given at the “Light & Color in Nature” conference held in June 2010 at St. Mary’s College of Maryland.

© 2011 Optical Society of America

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(010.1690) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Color

Original Manuscript: September 15, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: September 15, 2011
Published: September 30, 2011

Joseph A. Shaw, Raymond L. Lee, Jr., and Philip Laven, "Light and Color in the Open Air: introduction to the feature issue," Appl. Opt. 50, LC1-LC2 (2011)

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  1. Previous meetings in this series were: Meteorological Optics, Keystone, Colorado, 1978 (organized by David Lynch); Atmospheric Optics, Incline Village, Nevada, 1983 (William Mach and Alistair Fraser); Meteorological Optics, Honolulu, Hawaii, 1986 (David Lynch); Light and Color in the Open Air, Washington, D.C., 1990 (Robert Greenler); Light and Color in the Open Air, State College, Pennsylvania, 1993 (Craig Bohren); Light and Color in the Open Air, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 1997 (Ken Sassen); Meteorological Optics, Boulder, Colorado, 2001 (Stanley David Gedzelman); Atmospheric/Meteorological Optics, Bad Honnef, Germany, 2004 (Michael Vollmer); and Light and Color in Nature, Bozeman, Montana, 2007 (Joseph Shaw).
  2. R. Greenler and D. K. Lynch, “Light and Color in Nature: A Return to Optics’ Roots,” Opt. Photon. News 22 (9), 30–37(2011). [CrossRef]
  3. An exhibition of photographs, “The Atmosphere Exposed”, was shown at the Boyden Art Gallery, St. Mary’s College of Maryland (June–September 2010) and will be shown at the National Science Foundation, Arlington, Virginia (January–March 2012).
  4. Extract from Lamia (part 2) by John Keats (1819).
  5. Previous feature issues in this series include: J. Opt. Soc. Am. 69, 1051–1198 (1979); J. Opt. Soc. Am. 73, 1622–1664 (1983); J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 4, 558–620 (1987); Appl. Opt. 30, 3381–3552 (1991); Appl. Opt. 33, 4535–4760 (1994); Appl. Opt. 37, 1425–1588 (1998); Appl. Opt. 42, 307–525 (2003); Appl. Opt. 44, 5623–5762 (2005); and Appl. Opt. 47, H1–H224 (2008).

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