Website Detail Page

published by Atmospheric Optics
written by Les Cowley
This website contains pictures and explanations of many atmospheric optical 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
- Informal Education
- High School
- Lower Undergraduate
- Reference Material
- Audio/Visual
= Image/Image Set
Intended Users Formats Ratings
- Learners
- Educators
- image/jpeg
- image/gif
- text/html
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Access Rights: Free access
Restriction: © 2006 Les Cowley
Each photograph is copyrighted by the photographer.
Keywords: corona, ice halo, image gallery, rainbow, shadow, sunlight, water droplet
Record Creator: Metadata instance created February 23, 2006 by Jason Garman
Record Updated: Aug 03, 2007 by Bruce Mason
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when Cataloged:
July 28, 2007
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L. Cowley, (2006), WWW Document, (
L. Cowley, Atmospheric Optics (2006), <>.
APA Format
Cowley, L. (2007, July 28). Atmospheric Optics. Retrieved December 1, 2022, from
Chicago Format
Cowley, Les. Atmospheric Optics. July 28, 2007. (accessed 1 December 2022).
MLA Format
Cowley, Les. Atmospheric Optics. 2006. 28 July 2007. 1 Dec. 2022 <>.
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@misc{ Author = "Les Cowley", Title = {Atmospheric Optics}, Volume = {2022}, Number = {1 December 2022}, Month = {July 28, 2007}, Year = {2006} }
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