Light reflection from water surfaces perturbed by falling rain droplets
Authors: Molesini G., Vannoni M.
Autors Affiliation: CNR – Istituto Nazionale di Ottica Applicata, Largo E. Fermi 6, 50125 Firenze, Italy
Abstract: 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.
Journal/Review: EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICS
Volume: 30 (5) Pages from: 1009 to: 1014
KeyWords: Falling droplet; General solutions; Light patterns; Mathematical approach; Water surface, Drop formation; Light; Light sources; Rain; Reflection; Light reflectionDOI: 10.1088/0143-0807/30/5/009Citations: 1data from “WEB OF SCIENCE” (of Thomson Reuters) are update at: 2019-10-13References taken from IsiWeb of Knowledge: (subscribers only)Connecting to view paper tab on IsiWeb: Click hereConnecting to view citations from IsiWeb: Click here