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Definition of the noun Airglow

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noun - plural: airglows

  1. A faint illumination in the night sky due to photochemical luminescence in the upper atmosphere.

Explanation

  1. Airglow is a faint emission of light by a planetary atmosphere. In the case of Earth's atmosphere, this optical phenomenon causes the night sky never to be completely dark, even after the effects of starlight and diffused sunlight from the far side are removed.
    • also known as 氣輝
  2. Airglow is a human powered aircraft. It was designed and developed by brothers John and Mark McIntyre of Cambridgeshire, England.

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Google previewMaterials for Radiation Detection (1974)

by National Research Council (U.S.). National Materials Advisory Board. Ad Hoc Committee on Materials for Radiation Detection

The large infrared content of the airglow is an important incentive for its efficient utilization in passive military ...

Google previewDictionary of Space Technology (2013)

by Joseph Angelo

Airglow is a chemiluminescence that occurs during recombination of ionized atmospheric atoms and molecules that have collided with high-energy particles and radiation, primarily from the Sun. Airglow includes emissions from the oxygen ...

Google previewThe Scientific Exploration of Venus (2014)

by Fredric W. Taylor

Airglow is a well-studied phenomenon on Earth, but much less so on Venus. Venus Express was able to identify ...

Google previewNebulae and How to Observe Them (2007)

by Steven Coe

Natural airglow is a faint glow from the atmosphere of the Earth. Manmade city lights are the worst at lowering the contrast between the background sky and the nebula you are trying to observe. Zodiacal light and starlight in general don't help ...

Google previewA Space Traveller's Guide To The Solar System (2015)

by Mark Thompson

Aurora is a familiar phenomenon – you saw it in the atmosphere of Earth just after you left – but airglow is a new concept, although it too is sometimes visible over the Earth. It is caused by incoming sunlight stripping electrons from molecules in ...

Google previewRiver of Gods (2009)

by Ian McDonald

Patna's airglow is a golden nebula on the western horizon. Nanak strokes Tal's thighs with its long, articulate big toes. There is no gendered rule ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Space and Astronomy (2009)

by Joseph A. Angelo

Airglow is a chemilumin- escence that occurs during recombination of ionized atmospheric atoms and molecules that have collided with Airy disk 19 Basic forces generated by an airfoil in.

Google previewA Dictionary of Astronomy (2012)

by Ian Ridpath

airglow A weak background emission of light over the whole sky, resulting mainly from the excitation of atmospheric oxygen at an altitude of around 100km by solar radiation; ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Physics (2013)

by Robert Besancon

AIRGLOW The aurora has been known to mankind since antiquity (see AURORA ). The intensity, color, and motion of an active auroral display invariably create a vivid and memorable impression upon those fortunate enough to observe it.

Google previewDictionary of Phhysics

Airglow 27 increased magnetizing current, with resultant lower power factor. Airglow. Refers to the faint everpresent glow which arises in the earth's atmosphere that is light emitted during the recombination of ionized atoms and molecules ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of World Climatology (2008)

by John E. Oliver

Airglow data, solar radiation data. Real-time synoptic data, historical surface climate data, dendrochronology data, glacial data and atmospheric chemistry data. Both surface observations and gridded surface and upper air meteorology data, ...

Google previewThe Facts on File Dictionary of Space Technology, Revised Edition (2009)

by Joseph A. Angelo

Airglow is a CHEMILUMINES- CENCE that occurs during recombination of ionized atmosphere ATOMs and MOLE- CULEs that have collided with high- energy PARTICLEs and ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIA- TION, primarily from the SUN.

Google previewA Dictionary of Weather (2008)

by Storm Dunlop

airglow The weak ultraviolet, visible, or infrared emission produced in the ...

Google previewThe Facts on File Dictionary of Astronomy (2009)

by John Daintith, William Gould

airglow /air-gloh/ (nightglow) The faint everpresent glow arising in the Earth's atmosphere that is light emitted (along with ...

Google previewInternational Encyclopaedia of Engineering and Technology (2007)

by M N Doja

airglow Light in the nighttime sky caused by ...

Google previewThe American Heritage Science Dictionary (2005)

by American Heritage Dictionary

airglow (ar'glo') A faint photochemical luminescence in the upper atmosphere caused by the collision of x-rays and charged particles from the Sun with atoms and molecules, especially of oxygen, sodium, and the ...

Google previewDictionary of Astronomy and Astronautics (1959)

by Armand Spitz, Frank Gaynor

airglow. A faint glow in the sky above the earth; although its strongest radiations lie outside the visible band of the spectrum, and therefore not visible to human eyes, they are clearly detectable by ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Geography, Second Edition (2007)

by F. J. Monkhouse

airglow The faint light of the night sky, even when moonless. air-mass A largely homogeneous mass of air, sometimes extending over hundreds of miles (though the term can be applied to more limited local phenomena), ...

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The value of this 7-letter word is 11 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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