Rayleigh and mie scattering

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TypeBook Chapter
Book titleEncyclopedia of color science and technology
Subjectelastic scattering; elastic light scattering; Mie theory; Mie solution; Lorenz-Mie theory; Lorenz-Mie-Debye theory
AbstractFrom ancient times, people have gazed up at the sky in daylight and asked the perennial question "Why is the sky blue?" [1]. Other similar and related questions are "Why is the night sky black?", "Why are sunrises and sunsets red?", and "Why are the clouds white?" . Rayleigh [2-5] and Mie scattering [6] lie behind the long sought answers to all such questions about the colors seen in the sky.
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AffiliationMeasurement Science and Standards; National Research Council Canada
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