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Atmospheric Halos by Walter Tape

By Walter Tape

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Published by way of the yankee Geophysical Union as a part of the Antarctic examine Series.

Archdeacon caught was once seeing halos shaped in moonlight. Their daylight hours opposite numbers are unusually universal, not just within the arctic yet in temperate climates in addition. Many halos are attainable, forming arcs of coloured or white gentle virtually at any place within the sky. Their occasional brilliance, kind, and unique shapes have inspired skywatchers for centuries.

This publication introduces halos and attempts to show a few of their attractiveness. It tells a lot of what's identified approximately them: how they come up, how such a lot of are attainable, and why a few are infrequent, whereas others happen each few days or so. No such insights, in fact, are invaluable for the joy of a halo reveal; certainly, an intricate reveal is one in all Nature's wonders. however, figuring out can upload to amusement, particularly because the makings of a superb demonstrate develop into as striking because the exhibit itself.

Content:
Chapter 1 Halos from Plate Crystals (pages 1–12): Walter Tape
Chapter 2 Halos from Column Crystals (pages 13–27): Walter Tape
Chapter three Halos from Parry orientated Crystals (pages 29–44): Walter tape
Chapter four The 22° and forty six° Halos (pages 45–51): Walter Tape
Chapter five Why Are the infrequent Halos infrequent? (pages 53–57): Walter Tape
Chapter 6 The position of sunlight Elevation (pages 58–68): Walter Tape
Chapter 7 Subhorizon Halos (pages 69–76): Walter Tape
Chapter eight chilly climate Halos (page 77): Walter Tape
Chapter nine Organizing the Halos (pages 78–81): Walter Tape
Chapter 10 Pyramidal Crystals and extraordinary Radius round Halos (pages 82–94): Walter Tape
Chapter eleven Hevel'S Halo and different Mysteries (pages 95–104): Walter Tape

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Q::. ::: . ,...... ....... Figure 4-2. The sunelevationis20 ø. 1 A glassprismprovidessomeinsightfor the22ø halo,butfor the46ø halothelargerefractiveindex of glass prohibitsthe ray path. Copyright American Geophysical Union Antarctic Research Series 46 Atmospheric Halos ATMOSPHERIC Vol. And the outerhalo is indistinguishable from the 46ø halo made by the randomlyorientedcrystals in Figure 4-2. 3 In Figure 4-4 the crystal flits were reducedfurther, to 5ø. To give easilyidentifiablesupralateraland infralateral arcs,the crystaltilts mustbe reducedto about2ø,as in Figure4-5.

Figure2-15 showstwo commonray paths. Figure 2-10. Somecrystalscollectedduringthedisplay. Copyright American Geophysical Union Vol. 64 Antarctic Research Series Atmospheric Halos HALOS FROM COLUMN Vol. 64 CRYSTALS Figure 2-11. (Display2-3) Figure 2-12. See AppendixG for other,smallcrystalpopulations usedin thesimulation. Copyright American Geophysical Union 19 Antarctic Research Series 20 Atmospheric Halos Vol. 64 ATMOSPHERIC HALOS Figure 2-13. Ray path forthe supralateral arc. ! Figure 2-14. Ray path forthe infralateral arcs.

The halosare the parheliccircle, 120ø parhelia,anthelion, diffuse arcs, Tricker arc, subhelic arc, Wegener arc, heliac arc, antisolar arc, and perhaps faint Hastings arc. See FigureC-21 andFigureC-31. Figure 3-5. Simulationof Figure3-4. Copyright American Geophysical Union Antarctic Research Series Atmospheric Halos 32 ATMOSPHERIC Vol. 64 HALOS Figure 3-6. Anotherview of Display3-1. The faint diagonalhaloscrossingin theuppercenterarethe subhelicarcandWegenerarc. :i•. - ..... :. :•<:. • .... i:½: y.

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