Refraction & Extinction Simulations
This image of a sunset was generated using a
that performs ray tracing through an atmosphere. Wavelengths from 380nm to 780nm
in increments of 5nm were used to determine the color. Rayleigh scattering
coefficients were used in the extinction calculation. If you look closely
you will notice that the
top edge of the sun is green and the lower edge is red.
Here are example input and output files for the FORTRAN program: