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Atmospheric and Oceanic Optics

, Volume 31, Issue 2, pp 157–162 | Cite as

The Microphysical Nature of the Glory from Aircraft Measurements

  • G. E. KolokutinEmail author
  • V. V. Volkov
Optics of Clusters, Aerosols, and Hydrosoles
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Abstract

The glory formation (optical phenomenon observed in clouds) is considered in the context of new experimental data acquired during the cloud microphysics investigations with the Roshydromet YAK-42D aircraft-laboratory in polar and central regions of Russia. Data on the cloud particle-size distribution are presented and conditions for occurrence of the glory on these clouds are discussed.

Keywords

cloud microphysics glory particle-size spectrum aircraft observation 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Central Aerological ObservatoryDolgoprudnyRussia

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