angle of incidence

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the angle that a line makes with a line perpendicular to the surface at the point of incidence

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7-11) The second, more specialized technique is an external reflection approach undertaken at grazing angle of incidence, which is often referred to as RAIRS (Reflection-Absorption Infrared Spectroscopy), (12) or some other similar acronym.
9 fireball entered the atmosphere at a grazing angle, it lasted long enough for people in several states to videotape it for as long as 22 seconds, Hawkes says.
Sampling interfaces for the Exoscan system now include internal reflectance, grazing angle reflectance, diffuse reflectance and specular reflectance.
The researchers used a special technique that strictly limits the depth to which X-rays, coming in at a grazing angle, penetrate a solid.
and nitric acid produced by an extraterrestrial body in the most recent calculations, Prinn and Bruce Fegley, also at MIT, considered two kinds: a comet imparting much of its energy to the atmosphere as it comes in at a grazing angle, and an iron asteroid, which heats up less of the atmosphere as it falls nearly vertically toward the surface.