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Atmospheric Window

(Window)
(frequency bands in which the atmosphere passes electromagnetic radiation)

An Atmospheric Window is a band of frequencies or Wavelengths for which the Earth's Atmosphere allows Electromagnetic Radiation (EMR) to pass (given the Earth's Atmospheric Transparency is limited). An example is the Visible Window, without which we would have no daylight.

Some atmospheric windows:

There are narrower windows as well.


(EMR,optics,atmosphere)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atmospheric_window

Referenced by:
Atmosphere
Bolometer
Carbon (C)
EMPIRE Survey
Extinction
Infrared (IR)
Large Millimeter Telescope (LMT)
Radio Astronomy
Vegetation Red Edge (VRE)

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