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Old 9th July 2010, 12:12 AM   #66
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Originally Posted by CapelDodger View Post
Watkin may not have thought sceptically about clouds reflecting thermal radiation, nor have any more idea of the difference between reflection and scattering than you do. Makes you think, doesn't it?
In fairness, scattering will lead to what's sometimes called "diffuse reflection" (with mirror-like reflection being referred to as "specular reflection")
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