2. A vague or confused state of mind: Nikki was stumbling around as if she were in a drug-induced haze.
3. Dimness, as of perception or knowledge: Harry was in a haze when it came to understanding the vocabulary terms on the quiz.
The new students at the Agricultural Farm seemed to be in a haze about the different kinds of hays they were trying to learn about.
2. A smog-like layer of haze observed in the Arctic atmosphere at certain times of the year, of unknown origin but thought to be caused by the transport of industrial pollutants from lower latitudes.
Scintillation refers to the rapid fluctuations in the amplitude and phase of electromagnetic or acoustic waves that have propagated through a medium containing fluctuations in refractive index, such as the atmosphere.
The most common example of optical scintillation is the "twinkling" of stars observed through the atmosphere because it arises as a result of random angular scattering produced by refractive index fluctuations.
Fluctuations in the amplitude of different frequency components in the spectrum of an object can give rise to apparent changes in its color (chromatic scintillation); an example is the random red and blue twinkling of bright stars near the horizon.
Scintillation statistics have been used to study turbulence in regions ranging from the planetary boundary layer to the ionosphere, as well as interplanetary and interstellar space and it is important for astronomical imaging, optical and radio communications, laser and acoustical propagation, active and passive remote sensing, and the performance of the Global Positioning System.
2. A blend of smoke and haze.
- Smoke: A mass of tiny particles in the air that rises up from something burning.
- Haze: Mist, cloud, or smoke suspended in the atmosphere and obscuring or obstructing the view.