Blink caused by a snow-covered surface, which is whitish and brighter than the yellowish-white glare of ice blink.

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BLINK

A glare on the underside of extensive cloud areas, created by light reflected from snow or ice-covered surfaces

ICE-BLINK

A whitish glare on low clouds above an accumulation of distant ice

LAND SKY

Dark streaks or patches or a grayness on the underside of extensive cloud areas, due to the absence of reflected light from bare ground. Land sky is not as dark as WATER SKY. The clouds above ice or snow covered surfaces have a white or yellowish white glare called ICE BLINK.

BLINK

A glare on the underside of extensive cloud areas, created by light reflected from snow or ice-covered surfaces

GLARE

Dazzling brightness of the atmosphere caused by excessive reflection and scattering of light by particles in the line of sight.

SKY MAP

The pattern on the underside of extensive cloud areas, created by the varying amounts of light reflected from the earth’s surface. Snow surfaces produce a white glare (SNOW BLINK) and ice surfaces produce a yellowish-white glare (ICE BLINK). Bare land reflects relatively little light (LAND SKY) and open water even less (WATER SKY).

VISOR

An awning around the pilot house windows or air ports to exclude the glare of the sun or minimize rain or spray.

GLARE FILTER

A screen that is placed over the face of a cathode-ray tube to reduce glare from ambient and overhead light.

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