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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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). https://doi.org/10.1134/S1024856018020070
- cloud microphysics
- particle-size spectrum
- aircraft observation