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Unformatted text preview: microwave region of the spectrum (>100 microns). SSTs can also be measured using infrared wavelengths (~10 microns) but then it is more likely to be affected by the presence of clouds. The clouds in the image come from visible imagery, so it detects radiation in the visible region of the spectrum (~0.5 microns). The land image was obtained using the MODIS instrument, which also detects radiation in the visible region of the spectrum....
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- Summer '08