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  • Vol. 58, Iss. 8 — Aug. 1, 1968
  • pp: 1029–1031

Atmospheric Neutral Points over Water

ROBERT S. FRASER  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA, Vol. 58, Issue 8, pp. 1029-1031 (1968)

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The positions of the neutral points of the skylight are computed for the model of a Rayleigh atmosphere and a smooth water surface that reflects light specularly according to the Fresnel law. The Babinet and Brewster points disappear from the principal plane. They appear within a few degrees below the almucantar near the direction of the sun. The Arago point does not disappear from the principal plane but is shifted closer to the horizon.

ROBERT S. FRASER, "Atmospheric Neutral Points over Water," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 58, 1029-1031 (1968)

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