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The Microphysical Nature of the Glory from Aircraft Measurements


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.

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Correspondence to G. E. Kolokutin.

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Original Russian Text © G.E. Kolokutin, V.V. Volkov, 2017, published in Optika Atmosfery i Okeana.

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Kolokutin, G.E., Volkov, V.V. The Microphysical Nature of the Glory from Aircraft Measurements. Atmos Ocean Opt 31, 157–162 (2018).

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  • cloud microphysics
  • glory
  • particle-size spectrum
  • aircraft observation