[2013] Gwen Miklovic (Sample Glogs): Mirage

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[2013] Gwen Miklovic (Sample Glogs): Mirage

MiragesA mirage creates the illusion of water. Mirages occur when light near a hot surface refracts. When light refracts it is bent from its original straight-line path.

Superior Mirages

Inferior Mirages

Superior mirages can occur when light passes from warm to cooler air and is refracted in the same route as the curvature of the Earth.

If you look closely you can see what looks like water in the distance. Many mistake mirages for water or a pool

Information Citations"Atmospheric refraction." World of Physics. Gale, 2007. Science In Context. Web. 28 Aug. 2013. http://www.physicsclassroom.com/class/refrn/u14l4c.cfm

A mirage creates the illusion of water. Mirages occur when light near a hot surface refracts. When light refracts it is bent from its original straight-line path the viewer sees a picture of the sky near the horizon, when the air is hotter and denser and refracts the light coming from the horizon.

Mirages occur when air temperature changes rapidly with progressing elevation.

An inferior mirage occurs when warm air changes to cool air or when cool air changes to warm air a mirage can occur.

Multimedia Citations1. Document URLhttp://ic.galegroup.com/ic/scic/ImagesDetailsPage/ImagesDetailsWindow?total=3&query=BS mirages&prodId=SCIC&windowstate=normal&mode=view&limiter=AC y&displayGroupName=Images&currPage=1&sortBy=relevance%2Cdescending&source=&displayGroups=&action=e&catId=&view=docDisplay&documentId=GALE%7CPC4205137256&userGroupName=ncemedctr&jsid=49ae28a3ab81ca63b8f9f7a64f01d2e42. http://www.fofweb.com/Science/MainDetailPrint.asp?iPin=SciIllus02746&LrgImg=1&WinType=Free

This graph shows the changes of temperature in water creating mirages.


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