# In an ATIS broadcast, is the visibility in statute or nautical miles?

I think I remember seeing somewhere that since it's an observation at the surface, statute miles are used for the visibility. Would be nice if someone had a reference.

• In Europe, it's in meters. – assylias Jul 30 '18 at 10:50
• ...not just in Europe, practically everywhere outside America. Thus, lacking the country-specific tag, metres should be the correct default answer. – Zeus Jul 31 '18 at 6:03