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  • Vol. 44, Iss. 27 — Sep. 20, 2005
  • pp: 5644–5651

The Toboggan Sun

Wayne P. S. Davidson and Siebren Y. van der Werf  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 44, Issue 27, pp. 5644-5651 (2005)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.44.005644


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Abstract

Special variants of the Novaya Zemlya effect may arise from localized temperature inversions that follow the height profile of hills or mountains. Rather than following its natural path, the rising or setting Sun may, under such circumstances, appear to slide along a distant mountain slope. We found early observations of this effect in the literature by Willem Barents (1597) and by Captain Scott and H. G. Ponting (1911). We show recent photographic material of the effect and present ray-tracing calculations to explain its essentials.

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OCIS Codes
(000.2850) General : History and philosophy
(010.4030) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Mirages and refraction

History
Original Manuscript: December 3, 2004
Revised Manuscript: February 10, 2005
Manuscript Accepted: February 15, 2005
Published: September 20, 2005

Citation
Wayne P. S. Davidson and Siebren Y. van der Werf, "The Toboggan Sun," Appl. Opt. 44, 5644-5651 (2005)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-44-27-5644


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