The scattering of solar radiation by (mathematically spherical) particles in the atmosphere which are much smaller than the wavelength of light, analyzed by Lord Rayleigh. Rayleigh scattering explains the blue sky.
Dominant form of light scattering in the upper atmosphere, which produces the blue colour of the sky. It is caused by atmospheric particulates that have very small diameters relative to the wavelength of the light, such as dust particles or atmospheric gases like nitrogen and oxygen.
A form of atmospheric scattering that is caused when radiation interacts with particles whose diameter is much smaller than its wavelength. It therefore affects shorter wavelengths.
Rayleigh scattering is the scattering of light by particles which are much smaller than the wavelength of the light.
The scattering of light that results from small inhomogenei-ties in material density or composition.
Scattering by refractive index fluctuations (inhomogeneities in material density or composition) that are small with respect to wavelength.
the type of scattering that occurs when the particles that cause the scattering are smaller than the wavelength of the incident light
The wavelength-dependent scattering of electromagnetic radiation by particles in the atmosphere much smaller than the wavelengths scattered.
Scattering of light off small uniform particles. Rayleigh scattering is inversely proportional to the fourth power of the wavelength consequently short wave light is much more strongly scattered than long wave light. Sunsets appear red because direct sunlight is depleted of short wavelengths on passage through the atmosphere and the sky appears blue because it is seen by scattered light which is correspondingly enriched in short wavelengths.
Changes in directions of electromagnetic energy by particles whose diameters are 1/16 wavelength or less. This type of scattering is responsible for the sky being blue.
Selective scattering of light in the atmosphere by particles that are small compared to the wavelength of light. See Chapter 7.
the scattering of light by particles much smaller than the wavelength of the light, e.g., molecular scattering in the natural atmosphere.
The scattering of particles much smaller than the wavelength of light, such as air molecules. Because of the small size of such particles, light is generally scattered in equal amounts in front of and behind the particle. This type of scattering is also called atmospheric scattering because it is natural scattering not related to air pollution.
Light scattered (deflected) by local variations in refractive index caused by the presence of dispersed species whose size is much less than the wavelength of the incident light.
The scattering of light that results from small inhomogeneities of material density or composition.
Scattering by refractive index fluctuations that are small with respect to wavelength. The scattered field is inversely proportional to the power of the wavelength.
Scattering caused by submicroscopic particle fluctuation in material density causing minute changes in refractive index.
Rayleigh scattering (named after Lord Rayleigh) is the scattering of light, or other electromagnetic radiation, by particles much smaller than the wavelength of the light. It occurs when light travels in transparent solids and liquids, but is most prominently seen in gases. Rayleigh scattering of sunlight in clear atmosphere is the main reason why the sky is blue.