OSA's Digital Library

Journal of the Optical Society of America

Journal of the Optical Society of America

  • Vol. 28, Iss. 9 — Sep. 1, 1938
  • pp: 327–327

The Path of a Ray of Light Tangent to the Surface of the Earth

JOHN SWEER  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA, Vol. 28, Issue 9, pp. 327-327 (1938)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSA.28.000327


View Full Text Article

Acrobat PDF (189 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations

Abstract

The general equations of the path of a ray of light passing through the terrestrial atmosphere are outlined. The path of the ray tangent to the earth’s surface is calculated for the U. S. Standard Atmosphere. From this is prepared a table of horizon dip, horizon distance, and refraction for altitudes from sea level to 100,000 feet.

Citation
JOHN SWEER, "The Path of a Ray of Light Tangent to the Surface of the Earth," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 28, 327-327 (1938)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josa/abstract.cfm?URI=josa-28-9-327

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited