Any reasonable means taken by any person after an incident has occurred to prevent or minimized damage such as pollution etc.

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CAUSAL FACTOR

Factors that allow substandard acts, practices, or conditions to exist or develop. Uncorrected Causal Factors will lead to incidents. An Incident often has more than one Causal factor.

PHOTOEMISSION

The ejection of electrons from a solid (or less commonly, a liquid) by incident electromagnetic radiation. Also known as external photoelectric effect.

PHOTOELECTRIC CONTROL

Control of a circuit or piece of equipment by changes in incident light.

OMNIDIRECTIONAL HYDROPHONE

[ENG ACOUS] A hydrophone whose response is fundamentally independent of the incident sound wave's angle of arrival.

NONBLACK BODY

A body that reflects some fraction of the radiation incident upon it; all real bodies are of this nature.

BLACKBODY

An ideal emitter which radiates energy at the maximum possible rate per unit area at each wavelength for any given temper- ature. A blackbody also absorbs all the radiant energy in the near visible spectrum incident upon it. No actual substance behaves as a true blackbody.

CORNER REFLECTOR

A radar reflector consisting of three mutually perpendicular flat reflecting surfaces designed to return incident electro- magnetic radiation toward its source. The reflector is used to render objects such as buoys and sailboats more conspicuous to radar observations. Since maximum effectiveness is obtained when the incident beam coincides with the axis of symmetry of the reflector, clusters of reflectors are sometimes used to insure that the object will be a good reflector in all directions. Also called TRIHEDRAL REFLECTOR.

DIELECTRIC REFLECTOR

A device composed of dielectric material which returns the greater part of the incident electromagnetic waves parallel to the direction of incidence.

DIHEDRAL REFLECTOR

A radar reflector consisting of two flat surfaces intersecting mutually at right angles. Incident radar waves entering the aperture so formed with a direction of incidence perpendicular to the edge, are returned parallel to their direction of incidence. Also called RIGHT ANGLE REFLECTOR.

PRIMARY RADAR

1. Radar which transmits a SIGNAL and receives the incident energy reflected from an object to detect the object. 2. As defined by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), a radiodetermination system based on the comparison of reference signals with radio signals reflected from a position to be deter- mined.

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