Editor selections by Topic and Unit

The Physics Front is a free service provided by the AAPT in partnership with the NSF/NSDL.

Detail Page

published by Atmospheric Optics
written by Les Cowley
This website contains pictures and explanations of many atmospheric optics phenomena. Topics include rainbows, ice halos, crepuscular rays, and more. Each topic includes pictures, detailed descriptions, and basic explanations of what causes the phenomenon.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
- Diffraction
- General
- Geometrical Optics
- High School
- Informal Education
- Lower Undergraduate
- Reference Material
- Audio/Visual
= Image/Image Set
Appropriate Courses Categories Ratings
- Physical Science
- Physics First
- Conceptual Physics
- Algebra-based Physics
- AP Physics
- Activity
- Laboratory
- New teachers
  • Currently 0.0/5

Want to rate this material?
Login here!

Intended Users:
Access Rights:
Free access
© 2006 Les Cowley
Each photograph is copyrighted by the photographer.
corona, ice halo, image gallery, rainbow, shadow, sunlight, water droplet
Record Creator:
Metadata instance created February 23, 2006 by Jason Garman
Record Updated:
August 3, 2007 by Bruce Mason
Last Update
when Cataloged:
July 28, 2007
Other Collections:

ComPADRE is beta testing Citation Styles!

Record Link
AIP Format
L. Cowley, (2006), WWW Document, (http://www.atoptics.co.uk/).
L. Cowley, Atmospheric Optics, (2006), <http://www.atoptics.co.uk/>.
APA Format
Cowley, L. (2007, July 28). Atmospheric Optics. Retrieved September 22, 2019, from http://www.atoptics.co.uk/
Chicago Format
Cowley, Les. Atmospheric Optics. July 28, 2007. http://www.atoptics.co.uk/ (accessed 22 September 2019).
MLA Format
Cowley, Les. Atmospheric Optics. 2006. 28 July 2007. 22 Sep. 2019 <http://www.atoptics.co.uk/>.
BibTeX Export Format
@misc{ Author = "Les Cowley", Title = {Atmospheric Optics}, Volume = {2019}, Number = {22 September 2019}, Month = {July 28, 2007}, Year = {2006} }
Refer Export Format

%A Les Cowley
%T Atmospheric Optics
%D July 28, 2007
%U http://www.atoptics.co.uk/
%O image/jpeg

EndNote Export Format

%0 Electronic Source
%A Cowley, Les
%D July 28, 2007
%T Atmospheric Optics
%V 2019
%N 22 September 2019
%8 July 28, 2007
%9 image/jpeg
%U http://www.atoptics.co.uk/

Disclaimer: ComPADRE offers citation styles as a guide only. We cannot offer interpretations about citations as this is an automated procedure. Please refer to the style manuals in the Citation Source Information area for clarifications.

Citation Source Information

The AIP Style presented is based on information from the AIP Style Manual.

The APA Style presented is based on information from APA Style.org: Electronic References.

The Chicago Style presented is based on information from Examples of Chicago-Style Documentation.

The MLA Style presented is based on information from the MLA FAQ.

Save to my folders


Similar Materials