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The rebounding of an object or wave (light, heat, sound, seismic, etc.) from a surface; the object or wave so reflected. In geophysics, a signal reflected from a reflector according to Snell's law. A seismic reflection occurs as a result of a contrast in acoustic impedances; an electromagnetic reflection occurs because of a contrast in electrical and dielectrical properties.

Subjects: Meteorology and Climatology.


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