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chaff

Overview page. Subjects: Meteorology and Climatology — Warfare and Defence.

Extremely fine ribbons or wires of metal, metallized glass fibre, or plastic that act as passive radar reflectors. Clouds of chaff, released by sounding rockets, may be tracked to monitor...

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kite balloon

Overview page. Subjects: Meteorology and Climatology — Warfare and Defence.

A tethered balloon shaped to have significant aerodynamic lift, and thus to provide a stable platform for specific instrumentation and observations. See also helikite.

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sea state

Overview page. Subjects: Meteorology and Climatology — Warfare and Defence.

A system for the classification of average wave height, with a scale that ranges from 0 to 9.

wave height (m)

state

definition

0

0

calm...

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Zulu

Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence — Meteorology and Climatology.

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The designation for the time zone in which Greenwich Mean Time applies, centred on 0° longitude. For scientific purposes the time for this zone is known as Universal Time. All...

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