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M. V. Angel

The Oxford Companion to Ships and the Sea (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2007
Subject:
History, Social sciences
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82 words
a natural optical illusion caused both at sea and on land by the refraction of light passing through layers of air of different densities. These are usually caused by temperature ... More
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World Encyclopedia

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Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Encyclopedias
Length:
47 words

Type of optical illusion sometimes seen near the Earth's surface when light is refracted (bent) as it passes between cool

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A Dictionary of Weather (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2008
An optical phenomenon caused by refraction in the lowest layers of the Earth's atmosphere that affects the image of a distant object. The term is usually applied to a whole range of ... More

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