mirage effect

mirage effect

[mə′räzh i‚fekt]
(communications)
Reception of radio waves at distances far beyond the normally expected range due to abnormal refraction caused by meteorological conditions such as abnormal vertical water-vapor and temperature gradients.
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I was practicing on taking a photo reflection using the water in black and white because I love taking photos in mirage effect especially if it's in the street.
At the same time, the windfall from the boom produced a "mirage effect," one that led many in Latin America to spend beyond their means and save at insufficient levels.
At the same time, the windfall from the boom produced a mirage effect, one that led many in Latin America to spend beyond their means and save at insufficient levels.
However, it is their exceptional ability to conduct heat and transfer it to surrounding areas that makes them an ideal material to exploit the so-called "mirage effect".
The mirage effect is an optical phenomenon in which light rays are bent to produce a displaced image of distant objects or the sky.
And the system's included quick-attach suppressor reduces audible and visible signature with an available thermal sleeve that reduces the mirage effect on heated suppressors.
Illuminated within by linear grazers below (installed by lighting designers George Sexton Associates), the wall produces a mirage effect of appearing and disappearing with the name 'Louis Vuitton' emerging from its midst like a giant shadow.
Looking back to the north and over the estuary,my vision blurred on the horizon as thermals arose from the desiccated flats of sand,giving the classic desert mirage effect.
'The occasional shimmering effect - or starburst as you call it - is caused by the earth's atmosphere which creates a sort of mirage effect as is found with rising heat above a desert road.
More recently, a more quantitative method of photothermal depth profiling has been developed based on the laser mirage effect, a method of photothermal beam deflection which measures heat conduction from the surface of an optically heated sample into an adjacent fluid medium.
So many spectacular descriptions and photographs of multiple Suns and Moons are on record that some kind of mirage effect must be at work.
"The mirage effects with the partially eclipsed Sun rising out of the Atlantic were more photogenic than the annular phase!"