Abstract

Digital near-infrared photography opens up new observation possibilities and applications for atmospheric optics. We discuss necessary conditions and requirements for observing a variety of atmospheric optical phenomena in the infrared spectral range and report for the first time near-infrared photographs of 22° ring halos and inferior mirages. Our emphasis is on optical phenomena observable in the troposphere, excluding the large body of work addressing near-infrared airglow and aurora.

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