atmospheric window









atmospheric window


atmospheric window Word Origin noun Astronomy.

  1. any of the wavelengths at which electromagnetic radiation from space can penetrate the earth’s atmosphere.

Origin of atmospheric window First recorded in 1965–70 British Dictionary definitions for atmospheric window atmospheric window noun

  1. wavelengths of the electromagnetic spectrum that can be transmitted through the earth’s atmosphere. Atmospheric windows occur in the visible, infrared, and radio regions of the spectrum

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