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Definition of Albedo

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ratio of the return of light by an object that is not self-illuminating (Astronomy)
Albedo Definition from Arts & Humanities Dictionaries & Glossaries
JM Latin-English Dictionary
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white color| whiteness
Albedo Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(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
\al*be"do\ (&?;), n. [l., fr. albus white.] whiteness. specifically: (astron.) the ratio which the light reflected from an unpolished surface bears to the total light falling upon that surface.

WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. the ratio of reflected to incident light
(synonym) reflective power
(hypernym) ratio
Albedo Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
WEATHER&METEOROLOGY
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.
Astronomy and Physics Terms by ExploreSpace.com
Reflectivity of an object; ratio of reflected light to incident light.
Albedo Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
Albedo 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.

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Albedo Definition from Society & Culture Dictionaries & Glossaries
EPA Glossary of Climate Change Terms
The fraction of the total solar radiation incident on a body that is reflected by it. Albedo can be expressed as either a percentage or a fraction of 1. Snow covered areas have a high albedo (up to about 0.9 or 90%) due to their white color, while vegetation has a low albedo (generally about 0.1 or 10%) due to the dark color and light absorbed for photosynthesis. Clouds have an intermediate albedo and are the most important contributor to the Earth's albedo. The Earth's aggregate albedo is approximately 0.3. See radiation, radiative forcing, photosynthesis.
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