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Atmospheric Effects on Starlight and Sunlight

  • W. Schlosser
  • T. Schmidt-Kaler
  • E. F. Milone

Abstract

Starlight is affected in many ways by its passage through the Earth’s atmosphere. The light is refracted or bent, scattered and dispersed, and dimmed and reddened by the atmosphere. The Sun makes an excellent probe for studies of atmospheric effects; it is especially useful for studying refraction, extinction, and color effects that occur near the horizon and the polarizing property of the atmosphere.

Keywords

Zenith Angle Atmospheric Effect Bright Star Atmospheric Refraction Green Flash 
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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • W. Schlosser
    • 1
  • T. Schmidt-Kaler
    • 1
  • E. F. Milone
    • 2
  1. 1.Universität BochumBochumGermany
  2. 2.Department of Physics and AstronomyThe University of CalgaryCalgaryCanada

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