Weather Watch

November 9, 2013

Mirages may play tricks on even seasoned sailors

Heat variations in the atmosphere can refract light, causing mirages that can trick even the most experienced seaman. That was the case with Navy Admiral and North Pole explorer Robert Peary.

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John Lindsey


John Lindsey writes Weather Watch, a weekly column for The Tribune. He is PG&E's Diablo Canyon meteorologist and media relations representative. Email him at .