tanalt

(redirected from tangent altitude)
AcronymDefinition
tanaltTangent Altitude (US DoD)
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If the instrument contains an antenna with a narrow beamwidth, the vertical resolution of the retrieved profile is enhanced compared to the ground-based geometry because the contributions from altitudes below the tangent altitude are sharply cut off by the antenna beam and those from above the tangent altitude are attenuated by the viewing geometry.