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Peregrine Landing Craft made by the Sea State One marine Crew





✩ Built in 2006 ✩ 10’x28’ landing Craft with 3’ transom ✩ 8’x10’ CaBin (with PROPANE HEATER) ✩ horizon CP 155C gPs Plotter ✩ raymarine st 40 dePth finder

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Sundogs, light pillars enliven the dog days Ned Rozell

Fairbanks’s recent mornings in the minus 30s Fahrenheit may be extending local residents’ winter fatigue, but there are some rewards that come with cold, clear skies. Sundogs are two colorful bursts of light that appear on either side of the sun. Besides spicing up the skyscape, sundogs indicate the presence of falling ice crystals, which also Photo by Ned Rozell. form halos around the sun and Sundogs seen from the University of Alaska campus on January 23, moon. The ice crystals falling 2020. through the Alaska air, known as diamond dust, also create pillars of light if the crystals fall when the sun is low on that extend upward from outdoor lights the horizon and both the viewer and ice crystals are on the same horizontal plane and sometimes downward from the sun. Sundogs form when ice crystals act as a as the sun. prism, according to writers of the text Me- Just as white light bends when it passes teorology Today. Ice crystals sometimes through a glass prism, the ice crystals bend take on flat, hexagonal shapes, looking sunlight so it separates into different colors. Sundogs usually feature red closest to like microscopic stop signs. The six-sided, platelike ice crystals the sun and blue on the outside. sometimes fall with their flat surfaces par- People have also called sundogs mock allel to the earth. Sundogs become visible suns. The Greeks called them “parhelia,”


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meaning “with the sun.” Halos surrounding the sun or the moon are indicative of slightly different forms of ice crystals, those within high cirrus clouds about 30,000 feet high. Instead of tiny stop signs, ice crystals sometimes take the form of Ticonderoga pencils: still six-sided, but long rather Photo by John Shook. than flat. pillars appear when falling ice crystals reflect light off their Sunlight passing through Light undersides. John Shook took this photo on Feb. 7, 2020, in Fairbanks. these crystals is once again bent, forming a halo surrounding the sun ther pencil- or stop-sign shaped crystals or moon at an angle of about 22 degrees. fall, they sometimes waft down like falling Former Geophysical Institute Professor of leaves, allowing light to reflect off their Physics Glenn Shaw said the old tale that a flat undersides. This collective reflection ring around the moon signals approaching sometimes appears as a spotlight beam bad weather was true: high-altitude, thin above or below any bright light source — cirrus clouds can precede a storm front by the sun, the moon, streetlights or car headone or two days. lights. A third light show caused by ice crystals is a pillar of light extending upward from This column is provided as a public service by outdoor lights or downward from the sun. the Geophysical Institute, University of AlasWhile sundogs and halos are caused by ice ka Fairbanks, in cooperation with the UAF crystals bending light, pillars are caused research community. Ned Rozell is a science by light reflecting off ice crystals. As ei- writer at the institute.

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March 2020 Mat Su Valley Great Lander  

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