Sun, sky and cloud: where light and matter meet

Nityananda, Rajaram (2015) Sun, sky and cloud: where light and matter meet. Resonance: Journal of Science Education, 20 (12). pp. 1111-1127. ISSN 0973-712X

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Textbooks focus first on the reflection and refraction of light, and later on individual events of emission, absorption, and scattering. In nature, it often happens that we see the light which has undergone these processes many times. sunlight passing through clouds is just one example, related phenomena occur on the visible surfaces of the sun and stars. The intensity and angular distribution of the light we see tell us not only about the source but also the medium through which it has passed to reach us. This area of science is known as radiative transfer. its basic features ar illustrated in this article, along with some example.

Item Type: Article
Authors: Nityananda, Rajaram
Uncontrolled Keywords: Sun light.
Subjects: Natural Sciences > Life sciences; biology > Ecology
Divisions: Azim Premji University > School of Development
Full Text Status: Public
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