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in atmospheric chemistry
A qualitative term applied to a suspension of droplets in a gas. In the atmosphere a mist produces a generally thin, greyish veil over the landscape. It reduces visibility to a lesser extent than fog but somewhat more than haze (visibility of less than 2 km but greater than 1 km).
PAC, 1990, 62, 2167 (Glossary of atmospheric chemistry terms (Recommendations 1990)) on page 2202
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IUPAC. Compendium of Chemical Terminology, 2nd ed. (the "Gold Book"). Compiled by A. D. McNaught and A. Wilkinson. Blackwell Scientific Publications, Oxford (1997). XML on-line corrected version: (2006-) created by M. Nic, J. Jirat, B. Kosata; updates compiled by A. Jenkins. ISBN 0-9678550-9-8.
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