EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION > SCATTERING
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.
CEOS Glossary of Remote Sensing Terms,
. See also Huschke, R.E., ed. 1959. Glossary of Meteorology, American
Meteorological Society, Boston, MA