Parameter Tree:
EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION > SCATTERING

Definition:
The process in which a wave or beam of particles is diffused or deflected
by collisions with particles of the medium which it traverses. Along
with absorption, scattering is a major cause of the attenuation of
radiation by the atmosphere.


Reference:
CEOS Glossary of Remote Sensing Terms,
http://ceos.cnes.fr:8100/cdrom-00b2/ceos1/science/glossary/gloss.htm
. See also Huschke, R.E., ed. 1959. Glossary of Meteorology, American
Meteorological Society, Boston, MA