Incoherent scattering

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incoherent scattering

Scattering produced when an incident wave encounters randomly moving scattering elements causing the scattered field to exhibit random variations in phase and amplitude.

In radar, incoherent scattering accounts for incoherent echoes.
Compare coherent scattering.