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Susan Mayhew

in A Dictionary of Geography

Fifth edition

Published in print January 2015 | ISBN: 9780199680856
Published online May 2015 | e-ISBN: 9780191761034

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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 higher albedos than darker, blacker bodies. Earth’s total albedo is about 35%. The ...

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