Abstract

While making airborne measurements of cloud particles, a bright glory was observed on a thin layer cloud. By deliberately flying through this glory-producing cloud on several occasions, cloud particle size distributions were obtained. We found that warm liquid clouds with narrow cloud droplet size distributions are responsible for producing the observed glory. This paper presents these results and compares the results of Mie theory simulations with an image of the glory.

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2012 (1)

J. R. Kulkarni, R. S. Maheshkumar, S. B. Morwal, B. P. Kumari, M. Konwar, C. G. Deshpande, R. R. Joshi, R. V. Bhalwanker, G. Pandithurai, P. D. Safai, S. G. Narkhedkar, K. K. Dani, A. Nath, S. Nair, V. V. Sapre, P. V. Puranik, S. S. Kandalgaonkar, V. R. Majumdar, R. M. Khaladkar, R. Vijaykumar, T. V. Prabha, and B. N. Goswami, “The cloud aerosol interactions and precipitation enhancement experiment (CAIPEEX): overview and preliminary results,” Curr. Sci. 102, 413–425 (2012).

2011 (2)

J.-L. Brenguier, F. Burnet, and O. Geoffroy, “Cloud optical thickness and liquid water path—does the k coefficient vary with droplet concentration?” Atmos. Chem. Phys. 11, 9771–9786 (2011).

H. M. Nussenzveig, “The science of the glory,” Sci. Am. 306, 68–73 (2011).
[Crossref]

2009 (1)

P. L. Israelevich, J. H. Joseph, Z. Levin, and Y. Yair, “First observation of glory from space,” Bull. Am. Meteorol. Soc. 90, 1772–1774 (2009).
[Crossref]

2008 (1)

2007 (1)

B. Mayer and C. Emde, “Comment on “Glory phenomenon informs of presence and phase state of liquid water in cold clouds” by A. N. Nevzorov,” Atmos. Res. 84, 410–419 (2007).
[Crossref]

2006 (1)

A. N. Nevzorov, “Glory phenomenon informs of presence and phase state of liquid water in cold clouds,” Atmos. Res. 82, 367–378 (2006).
[Crossref]

2005 (2)

2004 (1)

B. Mayer, M. Schröder, R. Preusker, and L. Schüller, “Remote sensing of water cloud droplet size distributions using the backscatter glory: a case study,” Atmos. Chem. Phys. 4, 1255–1263 (2004).

2003 (3)

2002 (1)

R. Lenke, U. Mack, and G. Maret, “Comparison of the ‘glory’ with coherent backscattering of light in turbid media,” J. Opt. A 4, 309–314 (2002).
[Crossref]

1998 (2)

F.-M. Bréon and P. Goloub, “Cloud droplet effective radius from spaceborne polarization measurements,” Geophys. Res. Lett. 25, 1879–1882 (1998).
[Crossref]

K. Sassen, W. P. Arnott, J. M. Barnett, and S. Aulenbach, “Can cirrus clouds produce glories?” Appl. Opt. 37, 1427–1433 (1998).
[Crossref]

1994 (1)

1991 (1)

1974 (1)

H. C. Bryant and N. Jarmie, “The glory,” Sci. Am. 231, 60–71 (1974).
[Crossref]

Arnott, W. P.

Aulenbach, S.

Barnett, J. M.

Bhalwanker, R. V.

J. R. Kulkarni, R. S. Maheshkumar, S. B. Morwal, B. P. Kumari, M. Konwar, C. G. Deshpande, R. R. Joshi, R. V. Bhalwanker, G. Pandithurai, P. D. Safai, S. G. Narkhedkar, K. K. Dani, A. Nath, S. Nair, V. V. Sapre, P. V. Puranik, S. S. Kandalgaonkar, V. R. Majumdar, R. M. Khaladkar, R. Vijaykumar, T. V. Prabha, and B. N. Goswami, “The cloud aerosol interactions and precipitation enhancement experiment (CAIPEEX): overview and preliminary results,” Curr. Sci. 102, 413–425 (2012).

Brenguier, J.-L.

J.-L. Brenguier, F. Burnet, and O. Geoffroy, “Cloud optical thickness and liquid water path—does the k coefficient vary with droplet concentration?” Atmos. Chem. Phys. 11, 9771–9786 (2011).

Bréon, F.-M.

F.-M. Bréon and P. Goloub, “Cloud droplet effective radius from spaceborne polarization measurements,” Geophys. Res. Lett. 25, 1879–1882 (1998).
[Crossref]

Bryant, H. C.

H. C. Bryant and N. Jarmie, “The glory,” Sci. Am. 231, 60–71 (1974).
[Crossref]

Burnet, F.

J.-L. Brenguier, F. Burnet, and O. Geoffroy, “Cloud optical thickness and liquid water path—does the k coefficient vary with droplet concentration?” Atmos. Chem. Phys. 11, 9771–9786 (2011).

Dani, K. K.

J. R. Kulkarni, R. S. Maheshkumar, S. B. Morwal, B. P. Kumari, M. Konwar, C. G. Deshpande, R. R. Joshi, R. V. Bhalwanker, G. Pandithurai, P. D. Safai, S. G. Narkhedkar, K. K. Dani, A. Nath, S. Nair, V. V. Sapre, P. V. Puranik, S. S. Kandalgaonkar, V. R. Majumdar, R. M. Khaladkar, R. Vijaykumar, T. V. Prabha, and B. N. Goswami, “The cloud aerosol interactions and precipitation enhancement experiment (CAIPEEX): overview and preliminary results,” Curr. Sci. 102, 413–425 (2012).

Deshpande, C. G.

J. R. Kulkarni, R. S. Maheshkumar, S. B. Morwal, B. P. Kumari, M. Konwar, C. G. Deshpande, R. R. Joshi, R. V. Bhalwanker, G. Pandithurai, P. D. Safai, S. G. Narkhedkar, K. K. Dani, A. Nath, S. Nair, V. V. Sapre, P. V. Puranik, S. S. Kandalgaonkar, V. R. Majumdar, R. M. Khaladkar, R. Vijaykumar, T. V. Prabha, and B. N. Goswami, “The cloud aerosol interactions and precipitation enhancement experiment (CAIPEEX): overview and preliminary results,” Curr. Sci. 102, 413–425 (2012).

Emde, C.

B. Mayer and C. Emde, “Comment on “Glory phenomenon informs of presence and phase state of liquid water in cold clouds” by A. N. Nevzorov,” Atmos. Res. 84, 410–419 (2007).
[Crossref]

Floor, K.

K. Floor, “Glory from space,” in Weather (2012), Vol. 67, p. 41.

Futterman, S. N.

Gedzelman, S. D.

Geoffroy, O.

J.-L. Brenguier, F. Burnet, and O. Geoffroy, “Cloud optical thickness and liquid water path—does the k coefficient vary with droplet concentration?” Atmos. Chem. Phys. 11, 9771–9786 (2011).

Goloub, P.

F.-M. Bréon and P. Goloub, “Cloud droplet effective radius from spaceborne polarization measurements,” Geophys. Res. Lett. 25, 1879–1882 (1998).
[Crossref]

Goswami, B. N.

J. R. Kulkarni, R. S. Maheshkumar, S. B. Morwal, B. P. Kumari, M. Konwar, C. G. Deshpande, R. R. Joshi, R. V. Bhalwanker, G. Pandithurai, P. D. Safai, S. G. Narkhedkar, K. K. Dani, A. Nath, S. Nair, V. V. Sapre, P. V. Puranik, S. S. Kandalgaonkar, V. R. Majumdar, R. M. Khaladkar, R. Vijaykumar, T. V. Prabha, and B. N. Goswami, “The cloud aerosol interactions and precipitation enhancement experiment (CAIPEEX): overview and preliminary results,” Curr. Sci. 102, 413–425 (2012).

Israelevich, P. L.

P. L. Israelevich, J. H. Joseph, Z. Levin, and Y. Yair, “First observation of glory from space,” Bull. Am. Meteorol. Soc. 90, 1772–1774 (2009).
[Crossref]

Jarmie, N.

H. C. Bryant and N. Jarmie, “The glory,” Sci. Am. 231, 60–71 (1974).
[Crossref]

Joseph, J. H.

P. L. Israelevich, J. H. Joseph, Z. Levin, and Y. Yair, “First observation of glory from space,” Bull. Am. Meteorol. Soc. 90, 1772–1774 (2009).
[Crossref]

Joshi, R. R.

J. R. Kulkarni, R. S. Maheshkumar, S. B. Morwal, B. P. Kumari, M. Konwar, C. G. Deshpande, R. R. Joshi, R. V. Bhalwanker, G. Pandithurai, P. D. Safai, S. G. Narkhedkar, K. K. Dani, A. Nath, S. Nair, V. V. Sapre, P. V. Puranik, S. S. Kandalgaonkar, V. R. Majumdar, R. M. Khaladkar, R. Vijaykumar, T. V. Prabha, and B. N. Goswami, “The cloud aerosol interactions and precipitation enhancement experiment (CAIPEEX): overview and preliminary results,” Curr. Sci. 102, 413–425 (2012).

Kandalgaonkar, S. S.

J. R. Kulkarni, R. S. Maheshkumar, S. B. Morwal, B. P. Kumari, M. Konwar, C. G. Deshpande, R. R. Joshi, R. V. Bhalwanker, G. Pandithurai, P. D. Safai, S. G. Narkhedkar, K. K. Dani, A. Nath, S. Nair, V. V. Sapre, P. V. Puranik, S. S. Kandalgaonkar, V. R. Majumdar, R. M. Khaladkar, R. Vijaykumar, T. V. Prabha, and B. N. Goswami, “The cloud aerosol interactions and precipitation enhancement experiment (CAIPEEX): overview and preliminary results,” Curr. Sci. 102, 413–425 (2012).

Khaladkar, R. M.

J. R. Kulkarni, R. S. Maheshkumar, S. B. Morwal, B. P. Kumari, M. Konwar, C. G. Deshpande, R. R. Joshi, R. V. Bhalwanker, G. Pandithurai, P. D. Safai, S. G. Narkhedkar, K. K. Dani, A. Nath, S. Nair, V. V. Sapre, P. V. Puranik, S. S. Kandalgaonkar, V. R. Majumdar, R. M. Khaladkar, R. Vijaykumar, T. V. Prabha, and B. N. Goswami, “The cloud aerosol interactions and precipitation enhancement experiment (CAIPEEX): overview and preliminary results,” Curr. Sci. 102, 413–425 (2012).

Konwar, M.

J. R. Kulkarni, R. S. Maheshkumar, S. B. Morwal, B. P. Kumari, M. Konwar, C. G. Deshpande, R. R. Joshi, R. V. Bhalwanker, G. Pandithurai, P. D. Safai, S. G. Narkhedkar, K. K. Dani, A. Nath, S. Nair, V. V. Sapre, P. V. Puranik, S. S. Kandalgaonkar, V. R. Majumdar, R. M. Khaladkar, R. Vijaykumar, T. V. Prabha, and B. N. Goswami, “The cloud aerosol interactions and precipitation enhancement experiment (CAIPEEX): overview and preliminary results,” Curr. Sci. 102, 413–425 (2012).

Kulkarni, J. R.

J. R. Kulkarni, R. S. Maheshkumar, S. B. Morwal, B. P. Kumari, M. Konwar, C. G. Deshpande, R. R. Joshi, R. V. Bhalwanker, G. Pandithurai, P. D. Safai, S. G. Narkhedkar, K. K. Dani, A. Nath, S. Nair, V. V. Sapre, P. V. Puranik, S. S. Kandalgaonkar, V. R. Majumdar, R. M. Khaladkar, R. Vijaykumar, T. V. Prabha, and B. N. Goswami, “The cloud aerosol interactions and precipitation enhancement experiment (CAIPEEX): overview and preliminary results,” Curr. Sci. 102, 413–425 (2012).

Kumari, B. P.

J. R. Kulkarni, R. S. Maheshkumar, S. B. Morwal, B. P. Kumari, M. Konwar, C. G. Deshpande, R. R. Joshi, R. V. Bhalwanker, G. Pandithurai, P. D. Safai, S. G. Narkhedkar, K. K. Dani, A. Nath, S. Nair, V. V. Sapre, P. V. Puranik, S. S. Kandalgaonkar, V. R. Majumdar, R. M. Khaladkar, R. Vijaykumar, T. V. Prabha, and B. N. Goswami, “The cloud aerosol interactions and precipitation enhancement experiment (CAIPEEX): overview and preliminary results,” Curr. Sci. 102, 413–425 (2012).

Laven, P.

Lenke, R.

R. Lenke, U. Mack, and G. Maret, “Comparison of the ‘glory’ with coherent backscattering of light in turbid media,” J. Opt. A 4, 309–314 (2002).
[Crossref]

Levin, Z.

P. L. Israelevich, J. H. Joseph, Z. Levin, and Y. Yair, “First observation of glory from space,” Bull. Am. Meteorol. Soc. 90, 1772–1774 (2009).
[Crossref]

Lynch, D. K.

Mack, U.

R. Lenke, U. Mack, and G. Maret, “Comparison of the ‘glory’ with coherent backscattering of light in turbid media,” J. Opt. A 4, 309–314 (2002).
[Crossref]

Maheshkumar, R. S.

J. R. Kulkarni, R. S. Maheshkumar, S. B. Morwal, B. P. Kumari, M. Konwar, C. G. Deshpande, R. R. Joshi, R. V. Bhalwanker, G. Pandithurai, P. D. Safai, S. G. Narkhedkar, K. K. Dani, A. Nath, S. Nair, V. V. Sapre, P. V. Puranik, S. S. Kandalgaonkar, V. R. Majumdar, R. M. Khaladkar, R. Vijaykumar, T. V. Prabha, and B. N. Goswami, “The cloud aerosol interactions and precipitation enhancement experiment (CAIPEEX): overview and preliminary results,” Curr. Sci. 102, 413–425 (2012).

Majumdar, V. R.

J. R. Kulkarni, R. S. Maheshkumar, S. B. Morwal, B. P. Kumari, M. Konwar, C. G. Deshpande, R. R. Joshi, R. V. Bhalwanker, G. Pandithurai, P. D. Safai, S. G. Narkhedkar, K. K. Dani, A. Nath, S. Nair, V. V. Sapre, P. V. Puranik, S. S. Kandalgaonkar, V. R. Majumdar, R. M. Khaladkar, R. Vijaykumar, T. V. Prabha, and B. N. Goswami, “The cloud aerosol interactions and precipitation enhancement experiment (CAIPEEX): overview and preliminary results,” Curr. Sci. 102, 413–425 (2012).

Maret, G.

R. Lenke, U. Mack, and G. Maret, “Comparison of the ‘glory’ with coherent backscattering of light in turbid media,” J. Opt. A 4, 309–314 (2002).
[Crossref]

Mayer, B.

B. Mayer and C. Emde, “Comment on “Glory phenomenon informs of presence and phase state of liquid water in cold clouds” by A. N. Nevzorov,” Atmos. Res. 84, 410–419 (2007).
[Crossref]

B. Mayer, M. Schröder, R. Preusker, and L. Schüller, “Remote sensing of water cloud droplet size distributions using the backscatter glory: a case study,” Atmos. Chem. Phys. 4, 1255–1263 (2004).

Morwal, S. B.

J. R. Kulkarni, R. S. Maheshkumar, S. B. Morwal, B. P. Kumari, M. Konwar, C. G. Deshpande, R. R. Joshi, R. V. Bhalwanker, G. Pandithurai, P. D. Safai, S. G. Narkhedkar, K. K. Dani, A. Nath, S. Nair, V. V. Sapre, P. V. Puranik, S. S. Kandalgaonkar, V. R. Majumdar, R. M. Khaladkar, R. Vijaykumar, T. V. Prabha, and B. N. Goswami, “The cloud aerosol interactions and precipitation enhancement experiment (CAIPEEX): overview and preliminary results,” Curr. Sci. 102, 413–425 (2012).

Nair, S.

J. R. Kulkarni, R. S. Maheshkumar, S. B. Morwal, B. P. Kumari, M. Konwar, C. G. Deshpande, R. R. Joshi, R. V. Bhalwanker, G. Pandithurai, P. D. Safai, S. G. Narkhedkar, K. K. Dani, A. Nath, S. Nair, V. V. Sapre, P. V. Puranik, S. S. Kandalgaonkar, V. R. Majumdar, R. M. Khaladkar, R. Vijaykumar, T. V. Prabha, and B. N. Goswami, “The cloud aerosol interactions and precipitation enhancement experiment (CAIPEEX): overview and preliminary results,” Curr. Sci. 102, 413–425 (2012).

Nakajima, T.

Narkhedkar, S. G.

J. R. Kulkarni, R. S. Maheshkumar, S. B. Morwal, B. P. Kumari, M. Konwar, C. G. Deshpande, R. R. Joshi, R. V. Bhalwanker, G. Pandithurai, P. D. Safai, S. G. Narkhedkar, K. K. Dani, A. Nath, S. Nair, V. V. Sapre, P. V. Puranik, S. S. Kandalgaonkar, V. R. Majumdar, R. M. Khaladkar, R. Vijaykumar, T. V. Prabha, and B. N. Goswami, “The cloud aerosol interactions and precipitation enhancement experiment (CAIPEEX): overview and preliminary results,” Curr. Sci. 102, 413–425 (2012).

Nath, A.

J. R. Kulkarni, R. S. Maheshkumar, S. B. Morwal, B. P. Kumari, M. Konwar, C. G. Deshpande, R. R. Joshi, R. V. Bhalwanker, G. Pandithurai, P. D. Safai, S. G. Narkhedkar, K. K. Dani, A. Nath, S. Nair, V. V. Sapre, P. V. Puranik, S. S. Kandalgaonkar, V. R. Majumdar, R. M. Khaladkar, R. Vijaykumar, T. V. Prabha, and B. N. Goswami, “The cloud aerosol interactions and precipitation enhancement experiment (CAIPEEX): overview and preliminary results,” Curr. Sci. 102, 413–425 (2012).

Nevzorov, A. N.

A. N. Nevzorov, “Glory phenomenon informs of presence and phase state of liquid water in cold clouds,” Atmos. Res. 82, 367–378 (2006).
[Crossref]

Nussenzveig, H. M.

H. M. Nussenzveig, “The science of the glory,” Sci. Am. 306, 68–73 (2011).
[Crossref]

H. M. Nussenzveig, “Light tunneling in clouds,” Appl. Opt. 42, 1588–1593 (2003).
[Crossref]

Pandis, S. N.

J. H. Seinfeld and S. N. Pandis, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics: From Air Pollution to Climate Change (Wiley, 2006), p. 1202.

Pandithurai, G.

J. R. Kulkarni, R. S. Maheshkumar, S. B. Morwal, B. P. Kumari, M. Konwar, C. G. Deshpande, R. R. Joshi, R. V. Bhalwanker, G. Pandithurai, P. D. Safai, S. G. Narkhedkar, K. K. Dani, A. Nath, S. Nair, V. V. Sapre, P. V. Puranik, S. S. Kandalgaonkar, V. R. Majumdar, R. M. Khaladkar, R. Vijaykumar, T. V. Prabha, and B. N. Goswami, “The cloud aerosol interactions and precipitation enhancement experiment (CAIPEEX): overview and preliminary results,” Curr. Sci. 102, 413–425 (2012).

Prabha, T. V.

J. R. Kulkarni, R. S. Maheshkumar, S. B. Morwal, B. P. Kumari, M. Konwar, C. G. Deshpande, R. R. Joshi, R. V. Bhalwanker, G. Pandithurai, P. D. Safai, S. G. Narkhedkar, K. K. Dani, A. Nath, S. Nair, V. V. Sapre, P. V. Puranik, S. S. Kandalgaonkar, V. R. Majumdar, R. M. Khaladkar, R. Vijaykumar, T. V. Prabha, and B. N. Goswami, “The cloud aerosol interactions and precipitation enhancement experiment (CAIPEEX): overview and preliminary results,” Curr. Sci. 102, 413–425 (2012).

Preusker, R.

B. Mayer, M. Schröder, R. Preusker, and L. Schüller, “Remote sensing of water cloud droplet size distributions using the backscatter glory: a case study,” Atmos. Chem. Phys. 4, 1255–1263 (2004).

Puranik, P. V.

J. R. Kulkarni, R. S. Maheshkumar, S. B. Morwal, B. P. Kumari, M. Konwar, C. G. Deshpande, R. R. Joshi, R. V. Bhalwanker, G. Pandithurai, P. D. Safai, S. G. Narkhedkar, K. K. Dani, A. Nath, S. Nair, V. V. Sapre, P. V. Puranik, S. S. Kandalgaonkar, V. R. Majumdar, R. M. Khaladkar, R. Vijaykumar, T. V. Prabha, and B. N. Goswami, “The cloud aerosol interactions and precipitation enhancement experiment (CAIPEEX): overview and preliminary results,” Curr. Sci. 102, 413–425 (2012).

Safai, P. D.

J. R. Kulkarni, R. S. Maheshkumar, S. B. Morwal, B. P. Kumari, M. Konwar, C. G. Deshpande, R. R. Joshi, R. V. Bhalwanker, G. Pandithurai, P. D. Safai, S. G. Narkhedkar, K. K. Dani, A. Nath, S. Nair, V. V. Sapre, P. V. Puranik, S. S. Kandalgaonkar, V. R. Majumdar, R. M. Khaladkar, R. Vijaykumar, T. V. Prabha, and B. N. Goswami, “The cloud aerosol interactions and precipitation enhancement experiment (CAIPEEX): overview and preliminary results,” Curr. Sci. 102, 413–425 (2012).

Sapre, V. V.

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Figures (5)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Photographs of the thin dark layer cloud where the glory phenomena were observed.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

(a) Altitude and temperature of the aircraft observation of clouds on 28 October 2014. Glory phenomenon was observed formed by these thin layer clouds. (b) Variations of total droplet concentrations ( N c , cm 3 ), mean diameter ( D m , μm), liquid water content (LWC, gm 3 ), and spectral width ( σ ) of the droplet spectra. DSDs used to simulate the glory phenomenon were of the first few seconds of cloud pass. (Shown by an ellipse.)

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

Typical cloud droplet size distribution of glory-producing cloud (shown as glory cloud), convective cloud, and stratus cloud as observed from aircraft observation at 2 Hz resolution. DSD parameters, e.g., N c , D m , σ , and LWC are provided for each distribution.

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

Simulations of single scattering of sunlight using the measured DSDs shown in Fig. 2 for (a) the convective cloud, (b) the stratus cloud, and (c) the glory-producing cloud.

Fig. 5.
Fig. 5.

Glory phenomenon observed on 28 October 2014 near Mahabaleswar, India. Contrast of the colored rings are enhanced. The simulated rings are superimposed on the observed glory rings. The Mie scattering simulation is based on the measured droplet size distribution shown in Fig. 3 for the glory-producing cloud.

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