RFAnlNfi S BOOK REVIEWS ATMOSPHERI C HALO S AN D TH E SEARC H FO R ANGL E X Walte r Tape and Jarmo Moilanen, 2005, 238 pp., $56.00, hardbound, American Geophysical Union, ISBN 0-87590-725-X ccasionally, you can identify a book as a classic through pyramidal crystals. And just as prismatic the moment it comes off the press. Atmospheric crystals produce a series of arcs and spots when they fall with a preferred orientation, so do pyramidal OHalos and the Search for Angle x, by Walter Tape and Jarmo Moilanen, a beautifully illustrated crystals. This leads to an astounding number of pos- sible halos indicated by simulations, not all of which treatise on the so-called "odd-radius" halos and the ice crystals that produce them, is an invalu- have been documented. Conversely, the authors point out that there are several documented halos that have able gift to the meteorological community and to everyone who loves and yearns to understand not been simulated accurately, and therefore remain this form of beauty in nature. The book [a natural unexplained. but self-contained sequel to Tape's Atmospheric So in the preface, the authors issue a call to all Halos (1994)] is written somewhat in
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