thermal radiation

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thermal radiation

1. The heat and light produced by a nuclear explosion.
2. (DOD only) Electromagnetic radiations emitted from a heat or light source as a consequence of its temperature; it consists essentially of ultraviolet, visible, and infrared radiations.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
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Over the years measurements at more and more wavelengths have strengthened the cinviction that the spectrum is that of a perfect thermal radiator, a blackbody.
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