Active-microwave sensor

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Term: Active-microwave sensor
Definition: A sensor transmitting radiation and receiving reflections in the radio or microwave regions of the electromagnetic spectrum; in glaciological applications, either an imaging radar or a radar configured as a scatterometer or radar altimeter. Frequencies from about 12 mhz up to about 15 ghz have various applications in the study of mass balance with Active-microwave sensors.
Created 2022.03.08
Last Modified 2023.03.27
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