So What is Scattering Anyway?

Yeah but that's a boring explanation, let's see some animation.

  • For optical photons, scattering goes as wavelength to the -4 power. In the case of blue photons compared to red photons, this means that blue photons are about 10 times more likely to get scattered than red photons. This is shown in the next animation.

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