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Shadow bands observed during the total solar eclipse of 4 December 2002, by high-resolution imaging

Gladysz, Szymon; Redfern, Michael and Jones, Barrie W. (2005). Shadow bands observed during the total solar eclipse of 4 December 2002, by high-resolution imaging. Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics, 67(10) pp. 899–906.

DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jastp.2005.02.012
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Abstract

This paper presents results of a comparison between the characteristics of shadow bands recorded during the total solar eclipse of 4 December 2002 in Botswana, and the theory of Codona (Codona, 1986, Astronomy and Astrophysics 164: 415-427). For the first time the analysis was based on images of the phenomenon and not photometric data. Thanks to this, use was made of high spatial resolution and detailed plots of power spectra were obtained. The plots' shapes are in excellent agreement with those predicted by theory. From them, the height of the scattering layer producing shadow bands was inferred.

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: 2005 Elsevier Ltd
ISSN: 1364-6826
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
Not SetNot SetCosmoGrid project (Grid-enabled Computational Physics of Natural Phenomena)
Keywords: Eclipses; Scintillation; Seeing
Academic Unit/Department: Science > Physical Sciences
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Earth, Planetary, Space and Astronomical Research (CEPSAR)
Item ID: 18194
Depositing User: Colin Smith
Date Deposited: 07 Sep 2009 14:58
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2010 20:37
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/18194
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