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Angular structure of the light intensity near the angles of mirror reflection from the faces of ice crystalline particles

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Relationships are obtained which connect the angular and spectral characteristics of the radiation reflected by faces of ice particles with their concentration, size, and deflection of reflecting faces from the horizontal position (flutter). The possibilities are discussed of using the mirror reflection for estimating the particle size and their spatial orientation.

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Original Russian Text © V.P. Galileyskii, B.V. Kaul, G.G. Matvienko, A.M. Morozov, 2009, published in Optica Atmosfery i Okeana.

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Galileyskii, V.P., Kaul, B.V., Matvienko, G.G. et al. Angular structure of the light intensity near the angles of mirror reflection from the faces of ice crystalline particles. Atmos Ocean Opt 22, 506–512 (2009).

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