Towering

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Towering

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A refraction phenomenon; a special case of looming in which the downward curvature of the light rays due to atmospheric refraction increased with elevation so that the visual image of a distant object appears to be stretched in the vertical direction. The opposite of towering is stooping. [[/a>|/a>]] </dd>

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This article is based on NASA's Dictionary of Technical Terms for Aerospace Use