Abstract

The explanation for the meteorological glory provided by the complex angular momentum theory is revisited in response to comments that a simpler physical picture would be desirable. New results that confirm the tunneling origin of the glory and the roles of resonances and surface waves in this phenomenon are presented, and expressions for averaged angular distribution and polarization features are given.

© 2002 Optical Society of America

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