Vol. 21, issue 09, article # 5

pdf Galileiskii V. P., Borovoy A. G., Matvienko G. G., Morozov A. M. Specularly reflected component at light scattering by ice crystals with predominant orientation. // Atmospheric and oceanic optics. 2008. V. 21. No. 09. P. 668-673.
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A new physical idea is proposed and realized, concerning measurement of sizes and orientation parameters of ice crystals in the atmosphere in situations, when ice crystals have a preferably horizontal orientation. The method consists in measuring angular sizes of specularly reflected component of the scattered light, which manifests itself in case of the horizontally oriented particle and has a sharp peak in the direction of specular reflection.


light scattering, crystalline clouds