NOTE: This term was added in RP-16-17 Addendum 1.
Dispersion of electromagnetic radiation by particles that are larger than the wavelength of the radiation. Mie scatter is nearly wavelength independent (i.e., all wavelengths are scattered equally).
In Mie scatter, the amount of forward scatter (in the direction of propagation) is much greater than the amount of backward scatter. In the human eye, most of the scattered light is from Mie Scatter.
Also known as large-particle scatter.« Back to Definitions Index