2013 meeting followup

The 2013 meeting in Fairbanks, Alaska was a huge success! Thank you to everyone who participated, attended, or sent good wishes. We had a beautiful display of noctilucent clouds late on  the meeting, as is shown in this image (copyright Joseph A. Shaw).

Noctilucent clouds behind the University of Alaska's Geophysical Institute

Noctilucent clouds and the Geophysical Institute (Joseph A. Shaw).

On the flight home, many people reported seeing great optical phenomena – including me (Joseph Shaw, Montana State University). I had superb displays of both noctilucent clouds and aurora as I flew through western Canada. Here are two samples …

NLCs over western Canada

Noctilucent clouds seen from 11.8 km above western Canada (Joseph A Shaw)

Noctilucent clouds and the Aurora Borealis over western Canada (Joseph A Shaw)

Noctilucent clouds and the Aurora Borealis over western Canada (Joseph A Shaw)

Aurora Borealis from 11.8 km over central Canada (Joseph A Shaw).

Here is a link where you can view 260 of my pictures from this trip.

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About Joe Shaw

Joseph Shaw is Director of the Optical Technology Center and Professor of Electrical Engineering, Optics, and Physics at Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana. He loves to photograph, study, and teach about optical effects in nature. His PhD is in Optical Sciences from the University of Arizona.

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