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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 upper-atmosphere winds. It is also used for radar calibration purposes.

Subjects: Meteorology and Climatology — Warfare and Defence.

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