Albedo

Albedo - the amount (usually quoted as a percentage %) of incident light that is reflected from a surface. Different surfaces have different reflectances - snow has a very high reflectance (around 80%) and so appears white, whilst the sea can absorb almost all light falling onto it and thus appears dark with a very low (3%) reflectance.

Albedo

A measure of the reflectivity of an object and is expressed as the ratio of the amount of light reflected by an object to that of the amount of light incident upon it. A value of 1 represents a perfectly reflecting (white) surface, whilst a value of zero represents a perfectly absorbing (black) surface. Some typical albedos are: The Earth - 0.39; T… ...

Albedo

Albedo (oʊ), or reflection coefficient, derived from Latin albedo `whiteness` (or reflected sunlight) in turn from albus `white,` is the diffuse reflectivity or reflecting power of a surface. It is the ratio of reflected radiation from the surface to incident radiation upon it. Its dimensionless nature lets it be expressed as a percentage and...
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Albedo

is the ratio that light is reflected by a planet or satellite to that received by it. It is the ratio of total-reflected light.
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Albedo

The ratio of the amount of radiation reflected from an object's surface compared to the amount that strikes it. This varies according to the texture, color, and expanse of the object's surface and is reported in percentage. Surfaces with high albedo include sand and snow, while low albedo rates include forests and freshly turned earth. See also: A...
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albedo

[n] - the ratio of reflected to incident light
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Albedo

• (n.) Whiteness. Specifically: (Astron.) The ratio which the light reflected from an unpolished surface bears to the total light falling upon that surface.
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albedo

<astronomy> The ratio which the light reflected from an unpolished surface bears to the total light falling upon that surface. ... Origin: L, fr. Albus white. ... (04 Mar 1998) ...
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albedo

reflective power noun the ratio of reflected to incident light
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Albedo

[alchemy] In alchemy, albedo is one of the four major stages of the magnum opus; along with nigredo, citrinitas and rubedo. It is a Latinicized term meaning `whiteness`. Following the chaos or massa confusa of the nigredo stage, the alchemist undertakes a purification in albedo, which is literally referred to as ablutio – the washing away...
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Albedo

[role-playing game] Albedo is a role-playing game based on Steve Gallacci`s `Erma Felna: EDF` and `Birthright` storylines, from the funny animal comic anthologies Albedo Anthropomorphics and Critters. ==Current edition== In 2004, Sanguine Productions published ALBEDO: PLATINUM CATALYST, is unrelated to the original two editions of the role-...
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Albedo

Al·be'do noun [ Latin , from albus white.] Whiteness. Specifically: (Astron.) The ratio which the light reflected from an unpolished surface bears to the total light falling upon that surface.
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Albedo

A measure of the brightness of celestial bodies that shine by reflected light
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albedo

albedo (ălbē'dō) , reflectivity of the surface of a planet, moon, asteroid, or other celestial body that does not shine by its own light. Albedo is measured as the fraction of incident light that the surface reflects back in all directions. A perfect reflector by definition has...
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albedo

albedo The fraction of incident light that is reflected by an object, especially the Earth or another planet reflecting the sun's light.
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albedo

fraction of light that is reflected by a body or surface. It is commonly used in astronomy to describe the reflective properties of planets, ... [16 related articles]
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albedo

Fraction of the incoming light reflected by a body such as a planet. A body with a high albedo (near 1) is very bright, while a body with a low albedo (near 0) is dark. The Moon has an average albedo of 0.12, Venus 0.76, and Earth 0.37
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Albedo

Is the reflectivity of a surface.
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albedo

Map of the Moon's albedo at a wavelength of 750 nm (just longward of visible red) constructed from images from the Clementine probe A measure of the reflecting power of a nonluminous object, such as a planet, moon, or asteroid. Albedo (from the Latin albus for 'white') is expressed as the fracti...
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Albedo

or surface reflectivity. The ratio of the amount of electromagnetic radiation reflected by a body (surface) to the amount incident upon it, commonly expressed as a percentage.
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Albedo

Refers to reflection power or the portion of solar radiation that reaches a body (earth) surface and is immediately reflected back into the atmosphere. The uncertainty in the reflective power of clouds unfortunately increases the complexity of determining clouds' effects on modeling global warming.
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albedo

Reflectivity of an object; ratio of reflected light to incident light.
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Albedo

Reflectivity; the ratio of reflected light to incident light. The fraction of the sunlight that is reflected off a planet.
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Albedo

The albedo of an object is how much light it reflects. A perfect reflector such as a mirror would have an albedo of 100, the moon has an albedo of 7, and the Earth has an albedo of 36.
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Albedo

The amount of solar radiation that is reflected back off a surface.
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