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atmospheric window

noun, Astronomy
1.
any of the wavelengths at which electromagnetic radiation from space can penetrate the earth's atmosphere.
Origin
1965-1970
1965-70
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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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