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
(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)