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A measure of the degree to which an imperfectly transparent medium (such as the atmosphere) causes attenuation of incoming solar radiation, through absorption and scattering. In atmospheric research, turbidity is normally taken to include the effects of aerosols and particulates and to exclude scattering by air molecules, i.e. Rayleigh scattering.

Subjects: Meteorology and Climatology — Environmental Science.


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