The Light and Color in the Open Air feature issue of Applied Optics explores the wide range of natural optical phenomena that can be seen in our natural environment, and the results of experimental and theoretical investigations undertaken to improve understanding of these phenomena. The title of this feature issue is reminiscent of the famous book of similar title published by the Dutch astronomer Marcel Minnaert in 1937 (The nature of light and color in the open air). The spirit of this classic book, which provides rigorous scientific analysis of everyday naked-eye phenomena, combined with widely accessible explanations, will serve as a guide for submissions to this feature issue.ns to this feature issue.
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All papers need to present original, previously unpublished work, and will be subject to the normal standards and peer-review process of the Journal. Manuscripts must be prepared in standard Applied Optics format; see the Author Resource Center for style guides, templates, and further details. Authors should specify that the manuscript is for the Light and Color in the Open Air feature issue in the drop-down menu.
Joseph A. Shaw, Montana State University, USA
Raymond L. Lee, Jr., US Naval Academy, USA
Philip Laven, UK