atmospheric window


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atmospheric window

n
(General Physics) 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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Grasso, 2012: 10.35 [micro]m: Atmospheric window on the GOES-R Advanced Baseline Imager with less moisture attenuation.
To make the most of such balloon flights, we are proposing to make additional and frequent observations from high-altitude mountaintops where the Moon is more readily observable over much of its cycle, albeit only through atmospheric window bands and with greater atmospheric extinction.
Therefore, an overriding concern is matching the detector's response curve to what is called an atmospheric window. This is the range of IR wavelengths that readily passes through the atmosphere with little attenuation.
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