scattering angle, \(\theta\)

Synonym: angle of observation
The angle between the forward direction of the incident beam and a straight line connecting the scattering point and the detector. Synonymous with angle of observation.
Purple Book, 1st ed., p. 65 (
PAC, 1990, 62, 2167. 'Glossary of atmospheric chemistry terms (Recommendations 1990)' on page 2212 (