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ERIC Number: EJ851822
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Sep
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 16
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0143-0807
Light Reflection from Water Surfaces Perturbed by Falling Rain Droplets
Molesini, Giuseppe; Vannoni, Maurizio
European Journal of Physics, v30 n5 p1009-1014 Sep 2009
An account of peculiar light patterns produced by reflection in a pool under falling rain droplets was recently reported by Molesini and Vannoni (2008 Eur. J. Phys. 29 403-11). The mathematical approach, however, only covered the case of a symmetrical location of a light source and the observer's eyes with respect to the vertical of the falling droplet. Extending such an account to asymmetrical configurations, a general solution for the reflection trails that are observed on the pool surface is presented. (Contains 6 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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