Infrared Waves

By: Erin Cox

Infrared waves: having a wavelength just greater than that of the red end of the visible light spectrum but less than that of microwaves.
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Uses

  • Most remote controls it is a smaller infrared wave but its still there
  • infrared lamps to keep food warm
  • thermal imaging
  • They can also be used to detect weather

interesting facts

  • With infrared thermal imaging you can see through almost anything like a garbage bag
  • A lot of animals use infrared to see their prey like pit vipers
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Above we have a picture that shows thermal imaging. As you can see most of the heat is coming out through the eyes and mouth.


Below we have a infrared picture of hurricane Katrina.

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