The model of an atmosphere considered in the previous chapter is hardly realized in nature because an atmosphere is usually adjacent to a solid planetary surface, which reflects light. The percentage of the radiation reflected can be rather high — up to 80% for snow covered ground. Having been scattered in the atmosphere the reflected photons undergo further reflections. Hence, there occurs the process of multiple exchange of photons between the surface and the atmosphere.
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- Atmosphere Above a Reflecting Surface
Professor Edgard G. Yanovitskij
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