Patterns and properties of polarized light in air and water

@article{Cronin2011PatternsAP,
  title={Patterns and properties of polarized light in air and water},
  author={Thomas W. Cronin and Justin N. Marshall},
  journal={Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences},
  year={2011},
  volume={366},
  pages={619 - 626}
}
  • T. Cronin, J. Marshall
  • Published 12 March 2011
  • Physics, Medicine
  • Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences
Natural sources of light are at best weakly polarized, but polarization of light is common in natural scenes in the atmosphere, on the surface of the Earth, and underwater. We review the current state of knowledge concerning how polarization and polarization patterns are formed in nature, emphasizing linearly polarized light. Scattering of sunlight or moonlight in the sky often forms a strongly polarized, stable and predictable pattern used by many animals for orientation and navigation… Expand

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