Optical mass

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<div class="definition"><div class="short_definition">The vertical integral of the [[density]] of absorbers between two altitudes; used mainly  in determining the transmission through an absorbing gas.</div><br/> <div class="paragraph">Dimensions are mass per unit area (e.g., kg m<sup>&minus;2</sup>).</div><br/> </div>
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<div class="definition"><div class="short_definition">The vertical integral of the [[density]] of absorbers between two altitudes; used mainly  in determining the transmission through an absorbing gas.</div><br/> <div class="paragraph">Dimensions are mass per unit area (e.g., kg m<sup>-2</sup>).</div><br/> </div>
 
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Latest revision as of 16:47, 20 February 2012


[edit] optical mass

The vertical integral of the density of absorbers between two altitudes; used mainly in determining the transmission through an absorbing gas.

Dimensions are mass per unit area (e.g., kg m-2).

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