Scattering, Part 1

  • Due Dec 8, 2016 at 8:59am
  • Points 2
  • Questions 2
  • Available until Dec 8, 2016 at 8:59am
  • Time Limit None
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• Extremely small particles scatter mostly blue light (Rayleigh / Tyndall scattering).
• Small particles scatter all wavelengths so the scattered light is white (Mie scattering).
• Atmospheric perspective is from objects in the distance have a bluish, unsaturated color due to Rayleigh, Tyndall, and Mie scattering.
• The daytime sky is an important light source.
• Rayleigh scattering of blue light causes the blue sky during the day and the reddish skies are sunrise and sunset.
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