Atmospheric Halos by Walter Tape

By Walter Tape

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Published through the yankee Geophysical Union as a part of the Antarctic study 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 to boot. Many halos are attainable, forming arcs of coloured or white gentle nearly anyplace within the sky. Their occasional brilliance, kind, and unique shapes have inspired skywatchers for centuries.

This e-book introduces halos and attempts to express a few of their good looks. It tells a lot of what's recognized 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, after all, are priceless for the joy of a halo demonstrate; certainly, an problematic reveal is one in every of Nature's wonders. however, knowing can upload to entertainment, specifically because the makings of a superb exhibit become as notable because the demonstrate itself.

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 function 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 abnormal 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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More complicatedpathsare alsopossible. In additionto the heliacarc of the presentdisplay,faint heliacarcsappearin Display2-3 andDisplay 2-4, wherethey form giant X's at the sun. ) \ \ Figure3-12. (Right)Endviewsof thesameraypaths. Copyright American Geophysical Union Vol. 64 Antarctic Research Series Atmospheric Halos HALOS FROM PARRY ORIENTED Vol. 64 CRYSTALS 35 Antisolar arc. Longcomplicated raypaths'are common for the antisolar arc. Theantisolararcis clearin theoriginalslidesof Figure3-2 andFigure3-4, butit may be too faint to survivereproduction.

2 mm ...... i 0 2 mm ! I Figure 3-7. Somecrystalscollectedduringthedisplay. Copyright American Geophysical Union Antarctic Research Series Atmospheric Halos HALOS FROM PARRY ORIENTED Vol. 64 CRYSTALS 33 (Upper suncave)Parry arc. When theuppertangentarc is well developed,look for the Parry arc. The simulationsof thosethreedisplaysalsocontain Parry arcs. In the simulationin Figure 2-18, for example•four percentof the columncrystalswere given nearly perfectParry orientations. A ray for the Parryarc entersthe top prismfaceof a Parry orientedcolumnand exits an alternateprism face.

Figure 2-14. Ray path forthe infralateral arcs. Figure 2-15. Two common ray paths for the parhelic circle when caused by singly oriented columns. (Left) External reflection. (Right) Internal reflection. The ray enters a prism face, reflects internally from abasal face, and exits the prism face opposite the entry face. Recall that open circles indicate ray encounters with hidden faces; solid circles, encounters with visible faces. Copyright American Geophysical Union Antarctic Research Series Atmospheric Halos HALOS FROM COLUMN Vol.

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