Term: Snow blink Class:  
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Created 6 June 2017
Last modified 6 June 2017
Contributed by GCW Glossary


Definition: A relatively bright region on the underside of clouds produced by the reflection of light by snow. (Also called snow sky.) This term is used in polar regions where it contributes to the sky map; snow blink is brighter than ice blink, or reflection of light by land or water.  AMSglossary 

A glare on the underside of clouds, produced by the reflection of light from a snow-covered surface. syn. snow sky  WMOMeteoterm