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  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 47, Iss. 34 — Dec. 1, 2008
  • pp: LC1–LC2

Light and color in the open air: introduction to the feature issue

Joseph A. Shaw, Raymond L. Lee, Jr., and Charles L. Adler  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 47, Issue 34, pp. LC1-LC2 (2008)

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This feature issue is a celebration of the joy and scientific richness of observing optical phenomena in nature. The majority of papers are adapted from presentations given at the Ninth International Meeting on Light and Color in Nature, held in Bozeman, Montana, from 25 to 29 June 2007.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(000.2850) General : History and philosophy
(000.4930) General : Other topics of general interest
(010.0010) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Atmospheric and oceanic optics
(290.0290) Scattering : Scattering

Original Manuscript: November 18, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: November 18, 2008
Published: November 28, 2008

Joseph A. Shaw, Raymond L. Lee, Jr., and Charles L. Adler, "Light and Color in the Open Air: introduction to the feature issue," Appl. Opt. 47, LC1-LC2 (2008)

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  1. M. Minnaert, Light and Color in the Outdoors, originally published as Light and Color in the Open Air (Springer-Verlag, 1993). [CrossRef]
  2. 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).
  3. Meetings in this series include: Meteorological Optics, Keystone, Colorado, 1978 (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); Light and Color in Nature, Bozeman, Montana, 2007 (Joseph Shaw).
  4. A. Meinel and M. P. Meinel, Sunsets, Twilights, and Evening Skies (Cambridge U. Press, 1983).
  5. H. Poincaré, The Foundations of Science, translated by G. B. Halsted (Science Press, 1921).

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