Mirage theory

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Mila

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I have just filmed a video of the sea surface mirage. There is also a small miraged boat and some miraged birds in this video as well.

 
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Bob Read

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Has this Thermal Inversion Theory stood the test of time or has there been a comprehensive rebuttal like that given against Molony’s Coal Bunker Fire Theory?
 
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Bob Read

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Thanks AlexP! I am glad that a science based examination of the matter was conducted.
 
Scott Mills

Scott Mills

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I had always assumed that the 'haze,' which was testified to, was actually the ice itself; however, for any number of reasons was not actually identified as ice until 40 or so seconds prior to the collision. Barring that, it came to mind that the ice may have been causing some atmospheric distortion at the level of the sea. It's odd to me really, given my general reluctance to take any of the crew testimony at face value, that I never considered that the haze was a fabrication to minimize the culpability of the lookouts themselves.
 
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