This special feature of <i>Applied Optics</i> reports the results of new experimental and theoretical research concerning a number of naked-eye optical phenomena, including ice-crystal halo displays, mirages, rainbows, glories, optical caustics, clear-sky phenomena, cloud coronas, cloud iridescence, and the extinction of skylight.
© 2003 Optical Society of America
(010.0010) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric and oceanic optics
(280.0280) Remote sensing and sensors : Remote sensing and sensors
(290.0290) Scattering : Scattering
(330.0330) Vision, color, and visual optics : Vision, color, and visual optics
Charles L. Adler and James A. Lock, "Light and color in the open air: introduction to the feature issue," Appl. Opt. 42, 307-308 (2003)