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This is a feature issue devoted to optical phenomena in nature. Many of the papers published in this feature issue are based on presentations given at the “Light & Color in Nature” conference held in August 2013 at the University of Alaska—Fairbanks.

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  1. M. Minnaert, Light and Color in the Outdoors (originally published as Light and Color in the Open Air) (Springer-Verlag, 1993).
  2. Previous feature issues in this series include: J. Opt. Soc. Am.69, 1051–1198 (1979); J. Opt. Soc. Am. 73, 1622–1664 (1983); J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 4, 558–620 (1987); Appl. Opt. 30, 3381–3552 (1991); Appl. Opt. 33, 4535–4760 (1994); Appl. Opt. 37, 1425–1588 (1998); Appl. Opt. 42, 307–525 (2003); Appl. Opt. 44, 5623–5762 (2005); Appl. Opt. 47(34), H1–H224 (2008); Appl. Opt. 50(28), LC1–LC2 and F1–F171 (2011).
  3. Meetings in this series include: Meteorological Optics, Keystone, Colorado, 1978 (David Lynch); Atmospheric Optics, Incline Village, Nevada, 1983 (William Mach and Alistair Fraser); Meteorological Optics, Honolulu, Hawaii, 1986 (David Lynch); Light and Color in the Open Air, Washington, D.C., 1990 (Robert Greenler); Light and Color in the Open Air, State College, Pennsylvania, 1993 (Craig Bohren); Light and Color in the Open Air, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 1997 (Ken Sassen); Meteorological Optics, Boulder, Colorado, 2001 (Stanley Gedzelman); Atmospheric/Meteorological Optics, Bad Honnef, Germany, 2004 (Michael Vollmer); Light and Color in Nature, Bozeman, Montana, 2007 (Joseph Shaw); Light and Color in Nature, St. Mary’s City, Maryland, 2010 (Charles Adler); Light and Color in Nature, Fairbanks, Alaska, 2013 (Ken Sassen).

Minnaert, M.

M. Minnaert, Light and Color in the Outdoors (originally published as Light and Color in the Open Air) (Springer-Verlag, 1993).

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M. Minnaert, Light and Color in the Outdoors (originally published as Light and Color in the Open Air) (Springer-Verlag, 1993).

Previous feature issues in this series include: J. Opt. Soc. Am.69, 1051–1198 (1979); J. Opt. Soc. Am. 73, 1622–1664 (1983); J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 4, 558–620 (1987); Appl. Opt. 30, 3381–3552 (1991); Appl. Opt. 33, 4535–4760 (1994); Appl. Opt. 37, 1425–1588 (1998); Appl. Opt. 42, 307–525 (2003); Appl. Opt. 44, 5623–5762 (2005); Appl. Opt. 47(34), H1–H224 (2008); Appl. Opt. 50(28), LC1–LC2 and F1–F171 (2011).

Meetings in this series include: Meteorological Optics, Keystone, Colorado, 1978 (David Lynch); Atmospheric Optics, Incline Village, Nevada, 1983 (William Mach and Alistair Fraser); Meteorological Optics, Honolulu, Hawaii, 1986 (David Lynch); Light and Color in the Open Air, Washington, D.C., 1990 (Robert Greenler); Light and Color in the Open Air, State College, Pennsylvania, 1993 (Craig Bohren); Light and Color in the Open Air, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 1997 (Ken Sassen); Meteorological Optics, Boulder, Colorado, 2001 (Stanley Gedzelman); Atmospheric/Meteorological Optics, Bad Honnef, Germany, 2004 (Michael Vollmer); Light and Color in Nature, Bozeman, Montana, 2007 (Joseph Shaw); Light and Color in Nature, St. Mary’s City, Maryland, 2010 (Charles Adler); Light and Color in Nature, Fairbanks, Alaska, 2013 (Ken Sassen).

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Noctilucent clouds shining in the Alaskan sky at 1 a.m. Alaska daylight time on 7 August 2013, as nature’s gift to the attendees of the “light and color” meeting, held at the University of Alaska—Fairbanks Geophysical Institute (shown in this photograph by J. A. Shaw).

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