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Old 10th July 2010, 06:27 PM   #69
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Originally Posted by Ziggurat View Post
In fairness, scattering will lead to what's sometimes called "diffuse reflection" (with mirror-like reflection being referred to as "specular reflection")
That "scattering" is not the same as the scattering of a photon, and the latter was what I was referring to. "Diffuse reflection" is just the sum of many reflections.

That said, I don't think there's anything in Earthly clouds which would reflect IR radiation in the first place. The wavelength seems to me too long, but I could easily be wrong.

(Thanks for the link, The Physics Classroom is now on my Reference list )
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