terrestrial scintillation

terrestrial scintillation

[tə′res·trē·əl ‚sint·əl′ā·shən]
(optics)
A generic term for scintillation phenomena observed in light that reaches the eye from sources lying within the earth's atmosphere. Also known as atmospheric boil; atmospheric shimmer; optical haze.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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