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  • Vol. 50, Iss. 2 — Feb. 1, 1960
  • pp: 97–100

Random Reflections on the History of Atmospheric Optics

W. E. KNOWLES MIDDLETON  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA, Vol. 50, Issue 2, pp. 97-100 (1960)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSA.50.000097


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Abstract

The history of ideas on the blue of the sky, the rainbow, and the visibility of distant objects is briefly sketched. In particular, it is shown that the theory of the horizontal visual range was largely rediscovered after about 175 years.

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W. E. KNOWLES MIDDLETON, "Random Reflections on the History of Atmospheric Optics," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 50, 97-100 (1960)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josa/abstract.cfm?URI=josa-50-2-97

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