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albedo

Overview page. Subjects: Science and Mathematics.

Reflectivity, indexed by the proportion of incident light that an object reflects. [From Latin albedo whiteness, from albus white]

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albedo

Overview page. Subjects: Science and Mathematics.

Reflectivity, indexed by the proportion of incident light that an object reflects. [From Latin albedo whiteness, from albus white]

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albedo

E. Julius Dasch.

in A Dictionary of Space Exploration

January 2005; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics. 50 words.

The fraction of the incoming light reflected by a body such as a planet. A body with a high albedo

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Albedo

Edited by Stephen H. Schneider, Terry L. Root and Michael D. Mastrandrea.

in Encyclopedia of Climate and Weather

January 2011; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Meteorology and Climatology. 1631 words.

The term albedo denotes the reflectivity for sunlight of a rough (diffusely reflecting) surface or of an entire planet. It

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Albedo

Norman G. Loeb.

in Encyclopedia of Global Change

January 2001; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography. 1903 words.

Albedo (derived from the Latin term albus, “white”) is defined as the fraction of incident solar radiation reflected by

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Albedo

Norman G. Loeb.

in The Oxford Companion to Global Change

January 2008; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography. 908 words.

Albedo (derived from the Latin word albus, “white”) is the fraction of incident solar radiation reflected by a surface. It

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albedo

in World Encyclopedia

P ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: General Studies. 36 words.

Fraction of light or other radiation that is reflected from a surface. An ideal reflector has an albedo of 1;

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albedo

Edited by Stephen O'Meara and E. Julius Dasch.

in A Dictionary of Space Exploration

P ublished online July 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics. 50 words.

The 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...

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albedo

Edited by Ian Ridpath.

in A Dictionary of Astronomy

P ublished online February 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics; Astronomical Instrumentation, Methods, and Techniques; Galaxies. 146 words.

The fraction of the total light or other radiation falling on a non-luminous body, such as a planet, or on a planetary surface feature, that is reflected from it. In general, the albedo is...

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albedo

Susan Mayhew.

in A Dictionary of Geography

January 2015; p ublished online May 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography. 231 words.

That proportion of solar radiation reflected from a surface, such as clouds (low from thin stratus cloud; up to 80% from thick strato-cumulus), or bare rock. Lighter, whiter bodies have...

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albedo

Nick Jelley.

in A Dictionary of Energy Science

P ublished online January 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Alternative and Renewable Energy Sources and Technology; Fossil Fuel Technologies; Energy Economics. 27 words.

The fraction of the Sun’s radiation reaching something—for example a cloud, or a whole planet—that is reflected. The Earth’s albedo is close to 30 per cent....

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albedo

Michael Allaby.

in A Dictionary of Ecology

P ublished online September 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Ecology and Conservation. 138 words.

The measure of the proportion of sunlight that is reflected from cloud tops, the atmosphere, and surfaces. It is expressed as a percentage of incoming sunlight reflected, written as a...

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albedo

Michael Allaby.

in A Dictionary of Geology and Earth Sciences

January 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography. 139 words.

The proportion of *insolation that is reflected back from the Earth, from the tops of the clouds, and from the atmosphere, without heating the receiving surface. It averages about 30%, but...

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physical albedo

Edited by Ian Ridpath.

in A Dictionary of Astronomy

P ublished online February 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics; Astronomical Instrumentation, Methods, and Techniques; Galaxies. 8 words.

Another term for *geometrical albedo.

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spherical albedo

Edited by Ian Ridpath.

in A Dictionary of Astronomy

P ublished online February 2018 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics; Astronomical Instrumentation, Methods, and Techniques; Galaxies. 8 words.

Another name for *Bond albedo.

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spherical albedo

Ian Ridpath.

in A Dictionary of Astronomy

January 2012; p ublished online January 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics. 7 words.

Another name for *Bond albedo.

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physical albedo

Ian Ridpath.

in A Dictionary of Astronomy

January 2012; p ublished online January 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics. 7 words.

Another term for *geometrical albedo.

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albedo feature

Ian Ridpath.

in A Dictionary of Astronomy

January 2012; p ublished online January 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics. 110 words.

A feature on a planet that is markedly darker or brighter than its surroundings. Albedo features do not always correspond

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albedo n.

Andrew M. Colman.

in A Dictionary of Psychology

January 2008; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Psychology. 21 words.

Reflectivity, indexed by the proportion of incident light that an object reflects. [From Latin albedo whiteness, from albus white]

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albedo n.

Andrew M. Colman.

in A Dictionary of Psychology

January 2015; p ublished online May 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Psychology. 21 words.

Reflectivity, indexed by the proportion of incident light that an object reflects. [From Latin albedo whiteness, from albus white]

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planetary albedo

Storm Dunlop.

in A Dictionary of Weather

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Environmental Science. 54 words.

The albedo of a planet, considered as a whole, as measured from a point in space. For the Earth, the

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