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That depends on the surface doing the reflecting. If you had an emissivity (e) number for the potential reflectors, you could get a ballpark figure (emissivity + transmissivity (=0) + reflectance == 1).  Then just check your view factors for diffuse reflectance, since it's unlikely you'd have a floor/ground material with a specular reflectance. 
Jordan


M. David Finley, P.E., P.A. wrote:
Do UV rays "bounce" and/or reflect?
 
My reason for asking is that exposed structural fiberglass (and other materials such as PVC) normally need to have UV inhibitors or a protective coating if they are used in exposed (outdoor) conditions.
 
But what about something placed under a bridge deck for example.  It would not get direct UV radiation, but could there be long term deterioration due to reflected UV?

David Finley
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