Sun glitter definition
If the sea surface is calm, a single
mirror-like reflection of the sun can be seen at the horizontal
specular point. However, there are generally many thousands of small sun glints
observed, where each glint is a reflection of the sunlight from one of many
waves, each with a different slope. As an ensemble this is called sun
glitter. As this is an effect of reflected light, it can be strongly polarized.
See next page for discussion of the effect.